This is a beautifully hand painted Chinese Export porcelain Plate or Bowl from the Qing, Kangxi period, 1662-1722, fully marked to the base with the Kangxi period Artemisia Leaf mark within a double blue ring.
The plate is of dinner plate size, finely potted with a carefully cut base rim and a lovely rich glassy, white glaze with a light blue tinge.
The plate is carefully hand painted in a free flowing style, characteristic of the period, in varying shades of a clear cobalt blue, iron red and gold. The central well is decorated in the Imari style with flowering peonies, asters and other flowers and grasses, all within two sets of concentric blue circles. The outer rim is richly decorated with flower sprigs and leaves, all within an outer blue circle.
The base of the plate has a recognised and documented hand painted Kangxi symbol of an Artemisia Leaf, within a double blue ring. See Page 168 of "How to Identify Old Chinese Porcelain" by Willoughby Hodgson and published by Forgotten Books. A Kangxi plate of similar date and hand painted style is shown in the book Chinese Ceramics by He Li published by Thames & Hudson, Plate 625, Page 299.
There is also a continuous floral vine hand painted around the base rim in cobalt blue and iron red with further blue rings near the outer base rim.
We date this piece to circa 1700 and within the Kangxi period range of 1622-1722.
Very Good Antique Condition, NO Cracks, NO Hairlines, NO Restoration. Some rim /under rim fritting nibbles from normal use and wear and some firing marks from the kiln. - Please see images for detail.
Internal Ref: P 1417-B
Height = 24.7 cm (9.7")
Width = 24.7 cm (9.7")
Depth = 2.9 cm (1.1")
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