Guangxu mark, ca. 1875-1908
Interior of dish is decorated with multi-colored overglaze enamels in a pattern known as “thousand flowers” in the West. Most of the various blossoms are painted in thick white enamel which is then shaded with different colors of enamel glaze. Space between the flowers is filled with gold enamel. The reverse is enameled with a design of three flower sprays. A six-character Guangxu mark is painted on the base in red enamel. The plate is raised on a low, inward tapering footring and that glazed base is slightly recessed. There are a few glaze pinholes and a bit of fine kiln grit on the footring as a result of the firing process. No damages, repairs or restorations.
Height: 1 1/8 in.; Diameter: 8 5/8 in.