C. 1789 RARE CHINESE EXPORT MANDARIN PALETTE 9" PLATE - For Sale
C. 1789 RARE CHINESE EXPORT MANDARIN PALETTE 9" PLATE
Circa 1770 Chinese Export Mandarin Palette 9" Dinner Plate. This is the very first tableware plate that I have had or seen in this very popular pattern in mandarin that was made for the European Market. Mandarin Palette was never made for the american market. It was strictly made for the European market,France and England. As my picker in England says "rare as rockinghorse dung". It is 9" in diameter, waved edge, full of mandarin palette but a bit worn. The seller at the market in the countryside in UK says he thought it had been restored but it took quite a while to see exactly where. The clue of the restoration lies in the edge pattern in one place. The restorer forgot to add in the gold to match. Also looking at the back and the rim foot, you have a slightly difference colours in parts which would indicate a break. If my restorer were to spruce all that up you can Double the retail price. A Great find especially to one of those many collectors that I have sold bowl,platters, vases and other objects in this and my favorite chinese export pattern.