Offered for sale is a lovely Chinese Export Famille Rose porcelain plate made ca. 1760. This plate has a narrow brown stripe painted along its outer edge. There is a garland of 12 Famille Rose rosebud and green leaf swags painted on the plate’s rim and anchored to its outer edge. The swags are evenly spaced and separated with 6 gilt enhanced bows and circlets of rose colored flowers and green leaves alternating between swags with 6 gilt enhanced flower bulbs. There are a pair of gilt-enhanced narrow stripes at the edge of the plate’s serving surface, and these stripes surround a gilded fleur-de-lis border which in turn surrounds the plate’s center. Within this center is a large bouquet of flowers and leaves including a large purple-petaled flower (possibly a chrysanthemum), a large pink rose, and many small yellow, pink and purple flowers and flower buds among green leaves, all growing from three descending stems which are tied together with a gilt ribbon and bow. The bouquet is surrounded by four complimentary sprigs of flowers evenly spaced around it. I believe this plate was made for the French Market in the mid-18th Century. Sadly this plate has a hairline crack which extends from about 11 o’clock for 2 1/2” toward its center where it ends at one of the flower sprigs. (Please see my pictures.) This is a stable hairline which does not affect the “bell” tone of the porcelain though it is visible on both the inner and outer surfaces of the plate. There are no repairs on this plate, no restorations, and no other imperfections, and it has very minimal wear to its decoration from use and age. It is a twin to my Inventory #18329, though its price reflects its condition relative to its twin.
9 1/8” Diameter
1 1/4” Wide — Rim of plate surrounding its center
6 5/8” Wide — Width of serving surface
1” High — Table top to rim
Chinese Export Famille Rose Plate Ca. 1760
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