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This is a very good Chinese porcelain circular deep plate or dish, made for the export (Canton) market, which we date towards the end of the first half of the 18th century, in the early Qing-Qianlong period.


The piece is well potted of a very white porcelain and has a glassy glaze with a light blue tone. The foot-rim is very neatly hand cut.


The plate is very well hand decorated with good detail in varying shades of a deep cobalt blue, with a glaze of a very soft light blue shade. The plate has a central hand-painted decoration of radiating flower heads all painted within panels at the cavetto, with four further flower heads in the central section, which makes a very striking pattern. This is a fairly well known Kangxi period (1662-1722) design and a very similar plate is illustrated on page 51 of the book On identifying old Chinese Porcelain by Willoughby Hodgson. The outer rim has a cafe-au-lait mid brown finish and the reverse is decorated with three floral sprigs in cobalt blue. We date this piece to circa 1745 or possibly slightly earlier.


  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)Diameter: 8.7 in (22.1 cm)

  • Condition: 

     Overall Good. Some rim fritting and nibbles in places. Otherwise very good. NO Cracks or Hairlines. NO Restoration.


    18th Century Chinese Plate or Dish Blue & White, Qing Qianlong, Circa 1745

    SKU: P 2217
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