Qianlong period, 2nd half of 1700s
This platter is well-painted with a design of flowers, fruits and insects in a broad pallet of rose reds, orange, yellow, green, grown and gray. Various unfurling scrolls emanate from the star-gilt border of the octagonal dish. The gilded lip is a bit worn, but most of the gilding is still intact. The reverse side is glazed white and undecorated. The glaze extends to the base which is unglazed, exposing the white paste with areas of orange-ish beige hazing from the firing. There is slight wear to the pink enamel of one scroll as seen in the photo, otherwise minimal ware. Overall good condition. Originally from the Ira and Nancy Koger collection.
Length: 11 ¼ in., Width: 8 1/8 in., Height: 1 1/4 in.