The Bodhisattva Collection

An Interesting 18th Century Chinese Export Plate

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 936589
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From our Chinese Blue and White Collection, a very interesting late 18th century export porcelain plate, depicting an unusual subject matter of a gondolier in what is either an Italian canal in Venice, or a Dutch canal in Amsterdam. The plate is executed in a good underglaze blue with an unidentified edifice in the foreground, and a border of floral motifs. Perhaps architecture buffs can recognize with specificity what the edifice is, and nail down for us whether this is actually an Italian or Dutch scene.

Size and Condition: 8 3/4 inches in diameter, 1 1/4 inches deep, 5-6 rim frits inconsequential but mentioned for accuracy, 2 frits on the footrim, and what looks like an inch long hairline on the reverse, visible only from the reverse, but which is probably an original firing flaw.