A beautiful and very large 18th century Chinese Export blue and white meat platter / plate.
It has some lovely delicate decoration with an elaborate floral border that reaches out to the edge and a pretty centre design with a tropical bird and a butterfly, the pattern is a little less garish than many pieces of blue and white.
Painted in underglazed blue with a slightly scalloped edge on a thick, heavy and substantial glazed earthenware base, unmarked.
A lovely rustic feel and in relatively good condition for the age, some natural crackling of the glaze but in my opinion this adds to the feel, it has a small chip top left (see photos) and a hairline crack on top side in a similar area.
It has some age related darkened spots on the white background but nothing that detracts.
A fantastic rustic piece to add to your country kitchen or dining room, the possibilities are endless.
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It is large and heavy so will arrive in a larger parcel.
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