A hand painted and hand potted Chinese porcelain that was made for the common man.
A heavy round porcelain small plate with a bluish glaze and a crude dark blue underglaze cobalt of a peony scroll in the central medallion. The mouth has a border of a repeating egg-like pattern. There are double lines under the mouth border and around the central medallion. The underside has a pair of flower paintings.
The plate has a slight cut unglazed foot ring with grit. The base is glazed. There is a mark as well as a Chinese resin or wax stamp on the base. There is also an old red and white paper label on the front, which we left on as an artifact.
5 5/8” (14.3 cm) diameter x 15/16” (0.9 cm) tall. Weighs 6.8 oz (190 g)
There are manufacture flaws such as black spots, reserve spots, and painting smudges. There are wear scratches in the plate center. There are no cracks, chips, or breaks.
A crude plate for the common man that has character but you won't be too afraid to actually use.