An interesting blue and white hand pained porcelain plate of two scholars(?) greeting each other and a boy carrying a load in front of water with a rising moon in the far distance. There is an elaborate border including scholar’s roles on the side of the well between the rim and the center and at the outside of the rim leaf and flower border. I suspect that there is a very good version of this scene that was the model for this quickly done one that has a kind of folk art charm. Brown painted edge. Probably second half of the 18th century. 9 inch (23 cm) diameter.
Condition: No cracks, hairlines or repairs. One shallow chip on the lower edge approx.. 3/8 inch (.5 cm) long. Very minor scratching. Firing flaws with dark sunken spots in a few places.
Warm and cheerful decoration.