A stupendous tour de force of hand painting and potting. Beautiful plate that is very colorful and exact.
Chinese thinly potted export plate with rim and central panel painted with a myriad of colorful butterflies. The over glaze enamels are in yellow, orange, blue, black and gilt. The central panel has a red line encircling, edged by gilt. The rim outer edge has a red and gilt edge.
The foot ring is unglazed and has bits of glaze and sand. The glazed edge next to the foot also has sand embedded in it. The base of the plate is glazed. A couple of places on the underside have small drips or smears of red and green enamel.
Please note that we have a matching plate for sale on this site, as well. If you wish to purchase both plates together we will give you a 15% discount.
10 1/8” (25.7 cm) diameter x 1” (2.5 cm) tall. Weighs 1 lb 6.7 oz (645 g)
The condition is excellent with only two tiny rim frits. Even the gilding is only lightly worn a couple of place along the rim. There is a little wear to the glaze around the edge of the plate’s well. Otherwise the enamels are very fresh and the glazes glisten. The plate rings true.
A beautiful explosion of butterflies.