Antique 18th-century Chinese Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Reign 1735 -1796, enamel on copper circular dish, resting on a small oval foot-rim, painted with white and pink plum-blossoms and gold arabesque pattern over a navy blue background. The base decorated with various shades of splash blue.
REFERENCES: Similar example of the plate dated to the 18th century (1736-1795) is in the collection of The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg, published in the book: Chinese painted enamel. Collection of the State Hermitage. “Китайские расписные эмали. Собрание Государственного Эрмитажа”
“Kitayskie raspishye emali: Sobranie gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha” [Catalogue of the Hermitage museum painted enamels collection] (Moscow, 1988) by TB Arapova .
Illustration page: 60(105). A photocopy of the page showing the plate is attached to the listing.
DIAMETER: 11.4cm (4 1/2 in)
CONDITION: In good condition, considering its age of more than 200 years, except for one chip in the enamel near the rim of the base and another one near the center.
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