This hand potted and painted Chinese blue and white porcelain plate has been painted in an older style but produced in the 19th century. The porcelain is very white and the potting is heavier. The cobalt used is not as smoky as a Kangxi painting, either.
The round porcelain plate has a wide cavetto and a deep well. The well on the front is painted with a basket of flowers. The surrounding cavetto has repeating panels with floral scenes. The back has a simple floral design. The designs were painted with a dark blue cobalt and then glazed with a thick white glaze. The foot ring is cut and unglazed. The base is glazed. You can see the potter’s wheel marks under the glaze.
There is a Fu symbol surrounded by a double blue ring on the base. The Fu symbol brings good luck and fortune.
Provenance: This piece belonged to the Portland art museum in Portland, Oregon, and was deaccessioned.
8 ¼” (21.0 cm) diameter x 1 1/8” (2.9 cm) tall. Weighs 13.2 oz (380 g)
There are rim frits, chips and small foot ring chips where the plate was taken off the sager. There are a few scratches from wear. Otherwise, the plate looks fresh and bright. There are no cracks or breaks and the plate rings true. There are also some kiln flaws such as pin holes and pimples.
A great decorative plate to add to a collection of blue and white.