This is a beautifully hand-painted Chinese porcelain blue and white plate, from the Qing, Kangxi period, 1662-1722.
The plate is finely potted with a carefully cut base rim and a lovely rich glassy, very light blue glaze and very white porcelain, all pointing to high quality.
This is a very beautifully decorated plate, carefully hand-painted in a free flowing style, characteristic of the period, in varying shades of a clear cobalt blue. The central well is decorated in superb detail with a large flower basket, all within two sets of concentric blue circles. The cavetto is richly decorated with aster, flowering cherry, prunus, vines, ferns and other flowers and leaves issuing from rocks, in a multi section border, all within an outer blue circle. The central base has a recognized and documented Kangxi symbol of a four legged ding (incense burner), hand-painted within a double blue circle. See Page 220 of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain by Duncan Macintosh by the Antique Collectors' Club. There are also three sets of floral sprigs hand-painted around the base rim.
We date this fine plate to circa 1700 or possibly earlier and within the Kangxi period range of 1662-1722 Overall a very beautiful plate!
Height: 2.24 cm (0.88 in)Diameter: 21.85 cm (8.6 in)
Two very shallow chips have been filled. One very tight short ( ~1cm) hairline showing to rear of one of the chips. Some fritting around the base rim. Otherwise very good.
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