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Chinese Nyonya Ware Plate with Old Wise Sage & Poem - 19th Century

Chinese Nyonya Ware Plate with Old Wise Sage & Poem - 19th Century


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1900: Item # 1302346

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A nice Nyonya plate with a painting of an old Sage and a poem centered around him. The poem says he is ninety years old and is about all his hardships. The Sage is surrounded by a floral design and the back has paintings of peaches and bats symbols of good luck and prosperity.Nonya wares are over-glaze polychrome enamelled porcelains made in Jingdezhen in the Kiangsi province of China for the Straits Chinese, or Babas, whose female counterparts are called Nyonyas, hence the term Nyonya ware. Nyonya wares were mainly reserved for festive occasions and special functions. Size: L. 23.5cm. Condition: No repairs. Normal wear.