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Chinese Qing Diana Cargo Sanskrit Shou Longevity Plate

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Chinese Qing Diana Cargo Sanskrit Shou Longevity Plate
Chinese Qing dynasty round form deep plate decorated in underglaze blue on a celadon-tinted white porcelain ground with a central stylized "shou” (long life) medallion encircled by ruyi lappets. Four rows of dense, stylized Sanskrit characters for the sacred “om” syllable extend around the circumference of the well. Four scholar’s objects decorate the exterior. The base and foot rim are unglazed. 11 1/4” diameter x 2 1/2” high. 19th century. This pattern is typically attributed to the Qianlong period due to the Emperor's devotion to Buddhism. Similar patterned dishes, dated circa 1815, were recovered from the Diana ship cargo. Very good overall condition. There are fine scratches in the glaze consistent with its age and use. This deep dish is from the private collection of a former American resident in Guangzhou and Beijing from 1983-1987.

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