A colorful heavy, finely-painted porcelain dish that has been richly decorated with butterflies and flowers. The central well has of a bouquet of flowers and fruit with butterflies above. The inside of the cavetto is painted with a myriad of butterflies in various poses. This border is broken up with lozenge panels of flowers. Gilding has been used as borders and background for the butterflies. The underside is not decorated. The base is glazed but the foot is unglazed.
The bowl has no porcelain marks.
Provenance: From the Ellis Family collection. Most of the collection was acquired by Dr Robert Hale Ellis of Portland, OR during his regular visits to China and Japan as a physician during the early 20th C.
**Please note that we have listed several other matching and coordinating serving pieces (including a smaller version of THIS dish), tureens, platters, serving and other dishes from the Ellis Estate. Please inquire if you are interested in purchasing one or more pieces together**
9 3/8” (23.8 cm) x 9 3/8” (23.8 cm) x 2” (5.1 cm) deep. Weighs 2 lb 0.1 oz (910 g)
There are no chips, cracks, or breaks. There are kiln flaws, such as pimples, black spots and bumps. The unglazed foot has a couple of cuts that appear to be from manufacture. There are slight wear scratches in the well. They don’t detract.
A colorful antique serving piece with a wonderful, fun painting of butterflies.
Chinese 1000 Butterfly Square Serving Dish Late 19th C
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