Unusual Chinese Export blue + white plate, vegetable pattern, Qing Dynasty

$295.00 AUD

Unusual Chinese Export plate, painted underglaze with a central depiction of leafy ‘vegetables’ growing in a blue-washed plot of dirt, the rim with flowerhead on a fine foliage ground.

Qing Dynasty, 18th-earlier 19th century


Condition: rim chips restored & small area of overpainting; a lacquer has been sprayed over the whole at the same time, but translucency examination reveals no cracks or widespread restoration, just a few minor rim chips now covered over. Displays very well.

Provenance: from an old Sydney collection.

Few examples of this pattern evident in the Chinese Export literature, and dating not conclusive; the porcelain is finely potted, the foot rim very neat, which is at odds with the coarse nature of the decoration: usually these wares for Europe were much finer in their decoration. This may indicate they were for a different market, for example the Middle East.




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