Chinese Export Porcelain Famille Rose Platter, c. 1820. This platter is in the Rose Mandarin pattern. The border includes four wonderful lanterns with birds. The decoration is of the finest quality showing the lord, his court jester and all of his ladies in waiting. They all have gold in their hair. Gold ornamentation is in the lord’s headdress. The gold decoration is evidence that this piece of Famille Rose export ware is quite early, as is the platter’s wavy “orange peel” glaze. I love Chinese Export with its many types of borders. Rose Canton is all flowers. Rose Medallion has alternating panels of people and flowers. Rose Mandarinhas decoration with people in the center and elaborate borders of birds, lanterns, packages, flowers and even fish.