A heavily potted Chinese porcelain plate decorated in a Chinese Imari style with an armorial crest. The painting is delicate and expertly done.
A round porcelain plate that is fairly thinly potted with a shallow rounded unglazed foot with a glazed base. The plate has underglaze cobalt painted on bands around the rim and on the central design. The back has a blue band under the rim. The cavetto has lotus scrolls and stylized chalices between two cobalt bands. The central medallion is of a shield with a crown and three fleur-de -is. A hanging pendant on a chain of the Holy Ghost hangs below the shield. There are side decorations of butterflies and flowers. The designs are painted in iron red, blue, gold, yellow, gray and black overglaze enamels.
We attribute this plate to the early to mid-19th century. It is potted a bit more thickly than many 18th Century pieces but more thinly than was typical later in the 19th Century.
9 1/8” (23.2 cm) diameter x 1” (2.5 cm) tall. Weighs 14.2 oz (405 g)
There is a large crack through the center of the plate, but it doesn’t extend edge to edge. There is wear to the gilding. There are no other cracks or breaks.
This plate has the rich look and feel of a prized family heirloom. It glitters from the extensive use of gold enamels.
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