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Polychrome Chinese export plate 18th century

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: Chinese Export: Pre 1800: Item # 1260845

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Delaplane Virginia 20144

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An underglaze blue with overglaze orange and gilt Chinese export plate with plants flowering out of rocks in the center. On the border the panels of flowering branches alternate with stylized trellises. The edge is brown. The back is plain with an unglazed foot rim. This style of decoration is from the first half of the 18th century. 9 1/8 inch (22.5 cm) diameter.

Condition; no chips, cracks, hairlines or repairs. There is a significant firing flaw above the plants on the left, toward the center and with it is some scratching that may be someone trying to flatten the bump or it may be stacking wear as there is some in other places. The gilding is worn in some places and clear and fresh in others.

Nice harmonious coloring make this an attractive example of early Chinese export when the taste was for Chinese styles rather than western ones executed by the Chinese.