This fabulous soup plate dates from 1985 and is a gorgeous reproduction, authorized by the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, of a classic Chinese 18th export pattern called "Tobacco Leaf". It was produced by the Mottahedeh Company which is noted for its exacting reproductions of historic period porcelain. The design shows the leaves of the flowering Nicotiana (Tobacco) plant upon which a small phoenix perches bearing a flowering twig in its beak. This exact reproduction requires twenty-eight colors including 22K gold and five firings to manufacture. This soup plate is exquisite and was only used for display. It is in pristine condition. It is 10" in diameter and 1 1/2" deep. The colors are vibrant. It is marked on the reverse as shown. The price is for one and you can buy the number remaining. We are offering free shipping on this item for our U.S. clients. We have been matching fine tableware for 30 years. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please e-mail us with any questions.