A colorful, finely painted, antique Chinese plate with a Ming reign mark.
A thinly potted porcelain dish decorated with different flowers surrounding a central medallion of two peaches. The designs were painted in iron red, rose, shades of green, and black over glaze enamels. The rim is slightly undulating and covered in a thin iron band. There are iron red bats equidistant on the underside. The plate has a shallow cut unglazed foot. The base is glazed, but you can see the potter’s wheel marks under the base glaze.
There is a four character reign mark on the base for the Ming emperor Chenghua in iron red.
7” (17.8 cm) diameter x 1” (2.5 cm) deep. Weighs 7.0 oz (200 g)
There are no cracks, chips, or breaks. It rings true. There are kiln flaws such as pimples, reserves and black spots. There are a few tiny enamel losses.
A delicately painted and potted Chinese porcelain to add to a collection or decorate your home.
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