Blue and white porcelain dish or plate, Canton ware, measures 10 1/2" in diameter.
Dating to mid 19th century, these wares were made primarily between 1820 and 1880, with many shipped to European countries and the US.
On each side are notches, one of which is open and contains the place where hot water was poured, and the liquid inside kept the food in the plate warm.
Decorated with the classic designs, which became known as Blue Willow in western countries, the plate has several borders, all with geometric or scrolling designs. The sides have foliate designs as well. The center has a very deep color blue, and the unevenness of the porcelain and slight pitting in the glaze is also typical of these wares.
In excellent condition, no chips or cracks, some very tiny abrasions, but hard to see without searching for them.
The edges of the plate have indentations around the side, a very slight indication of scalloping along the edge.
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As this is an antique item, some indication of wear and usage is to be expected.
Shipping via USPS or Fedex, with insurance.