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This is a very decorative, good quality Chinese export, porcelain, Large Shrimp or Serving Dish beautifully hand decorated in a Rose Medallion Pattern, which we date to the early 19th century, Qing dynasty, circa 1810.


The Dish is fairly deep and potted in the shape of a shell with a central well and extended lip for carrying. This is a heavy piece of porcelain as the early wares tended to be and the glaze has an orange peel texture, best seen on the base.


It is hand-painted in the Canton or Chinese export, Rose Medallion decoration with four panels in the central well, consisting of groups of Chinese people in a house setting alternating with groups of flowers, butterflies and birds, with a central gold circle enclosing a bird and a tree peony, all with intricate, detailed borders between the panels. The outer rim handle decoration comprises flowers, leaves and shells. The Plate is all finely hand-painted in the Famille-Rose pink palate of enamels with additional hand gilded detail. The quality of painting on this piece is very good with earlier examples like this having gold detail in the ladies hair, carefully delineated faces, realistic birds and butterflies, tighter scrolled vines and more gold gilding in general. The central medallion painted detail is also more refined on an early dish like this one.


Similar Shrimp Dishes are discussed and illustrated on pages 200 and 201 of the book: Chinese Export Porcelain, written by Herbert, Peter and Nancy Schiffer.


There are no markings to the base of the dish Overall a fine quality, very well hand painted early example of a Chinese Rose Medallion Shrimp or Serving Dish.

  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 4.2 cm (1.65 in)Width: 24.77 cm (9.75 in)Depth: 26.17 cm (10.3 in)

  • Condition: 

    Very good antique condition. NO Damage, No Restoration. Please see images.


    Chinese Export Porcelain Serving or Shrimp Dish Rose Medallion, Qing Ca 1810

    SKU: P 2152
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