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 6.8 oz (195 g)
CONDITION There are no rim chips, cracks, or breaks. The plate rings like a bell. There are some kiln flaws such as pimples, reserves, and black spots. For the most part, the glazes look fresh and bright, although there is a dullness to the green in the inner well. This could be wear but looks more like a calcification. The green glaze has a crazing.
A classic Chinese painting of cabbage and butterflies radiating outward from the central double happiness symbol.