Intricately painted and hand thrown plate in a thin porcelain that is decorated in the cabbage and butterfly design.
A thinly potted porcelain plate with a base white glaze that has been fired and then painted in over glaze enamels and then fired again. The design is of Chinese cabbages radiating outward from a central double happiness character. There are eight pretty multi-colored butterflies arranged around the lip. The rim has a gold edge. The painting is fine and extensive. The base white glaze is not a brilliant white, but rather a bit off-white. Green, yellow, blue, iron red, and gold over glaze enamels were used to decorate the plate. Black was used to outline and define.
The plate has a shallow, unglazed foot ring. The base is glazed and you can see the potter’s wheel marks and chatter lines under this base glaze. The plate doesn’t have a porcelain mark or labels.
***PLEASE NOTE that this is one of four matching plates we are listing. The can be purchased individually or as a set. We offer a discount of 10% on all four if purchased as a set***
MEASUREMENTS 7 ¼” (18.4 cm) diameter x 7/8” (2.2 cm) tall. Weighs 6.7 oz (195 g)
CONDITION There are no cracks or breaks. The plate rings true. There are a few very, very tiny rim chips. Two butterflies have an enamel loss to the blue in the wings. There are kiln flaws like pimples, a red smudge on the back, and green glaze spots on the back. There is some wear to the gilding and enamels in the central well and cavetto. The plate still looks bright and entire.
A classic Chinese painting of cabbage and butterflies radiating outward from the central double happiness symbol.