Offered for sale is a lovely porcelain Chinese Export Famille Rose cabinet plate made ca. 1800. The plate has gently scalloped edges which are highlighted by a narrow rust-red stripe which fades to an orange in places, probably from wear and age. Inside this is a fleur-de-lis border painted in the same rust-red which matches the stripe in wear. These encircle a faded scrolled brown painted border (possibly faded gilt?) with four floral bouquets within scrolled medallions separated by four floating floral bouquets evenly spaced along the plate’s rim. At the inner edge of the rim there is another rust-red stripe just outside a gilt-enhanced fleur-de-lis border which surrounds the plate’s interior surface. In the center of the plate is a lovely Famille Rose design which shows a bird perched on a green leafed branch with his head turned and looking over his back to his left. (Please see my 2nd picture.) The branch on which he perches supports a small rose above and to his right, a larger red rose dangles from the branch to the right and below the bird, and below him and to his left are some deep rose petaled flowers resting against the branch. The bird’s feathers show some wear, and there is also a bit of wear along the plate’s rim where the scrolled border is intact in some places and well worn in others. There is also some wear to the central leaves. And there is also an almost un-noticeable rim chip (almost a flake) that can barely be seen on the face of the plate, but that can be seen on its underside. Please see my pictures as I have done my best to accurately detail this delicately decorated plate. At about 220 years old it is in amazingly good condition with no repairs or restorations. The price reflects its “as found” condition.
9” Wide Diameter of plate
1 1/2” Wide Width of rim
6” Wide Width of serving surface
1” High Table top to rim
Chinese Export Famille Rose Plate Ca. 1800
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