Circa 1820 Chinese Export Blue and White Nanking reticulated underplate for a fruit/chestnut basket. Nanking was made for the English Market and usually dates earlier than blue canton which was made for the american market. Blue canton often referred to as balast for the ships bringing tea, etc to the western world. Nanking was a nicer and better quality chinese export blue and white porcelain that was made for the upper class in England. This fine reticulated underplate measures 9 3/4" X 8 1/2". In contrast to canton which has no body on the bridge, nanking usually has a person on the bridge and usually carrying a parasol. The pagodas and the trees,etc are usually of finer quality than canton and the reticulation is usually tighter than it's counterpart--blue canton. This piece is in Excellent Condition with no chips or restoration. Nice Blue Color.