Chinese porcelain plate decorated in cabbage and butterfly motif 19th centuryChinese porcelain plate decorated in cabbage and butterfly motif 19th centuryChinese porcelain plate decorated in cabbage and butterfly motif 19th centuryChinese porcelain plate decorated in cabbage and butterfly motif 19th century

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 10% discount on all four if purchased as a set***

MEASUREMENTS 7 ¼” (18.4 cm) diameter x 7/8” (2.2 cm) tall. Weighs 8.1 oz (230 g)

CONDITION The plate has no cracks, chips, or breaks. The plate rings like a bell. There are kiln flaws such as pimples, reserves, and glaze spots on the back. There is some wear to the central well and cavetto. Other than this, the plate looks fresh and complete.

A classic Chinese painting of cabbage and butterflies radiating outward from the central double happiness symbol.

Item ID: Por-1807

Chinese porcelain plate decorated in cabbage and butterfly motif 19th century

$150 USD

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