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Chinese Export Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Plate

Chinese Export Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Plate


Chinese export porcelain plate, circa 1770


Dimensions: Approximately 9⅜”



The term “Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf” refers to overall patterns that are very close to what is commonly referred to as “Tobacco Leaf”, with the smaller flowers, rosettes, rings and other elements of the Tobacco Leaf design covering the surface. However, in Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf patterns the large leaves are absent.


Unlike other versions, in this example, the rim is undecorated except for a narrow band of red spiral waves with four blue, red, and gilt decorations.


The primary feature is a large multi-color lotus leaf at the bottom of the design. Above that are branches bearing dark pink hibiscuses.


The reverse is unmarked.


This version of the pattern is categorized as Pattern B8 by Pierre Debomy, in “Tobacco Leaf and Pseudo” at p. 172.


Condition: Small stain on the rim; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage. Please examine the photos; they are part of the description.


Please note, I do NOT issue partial refunds. If you believe that my description is not accurate, I will refund your purchase price upon receipt of the item in the same condition as it was sent under the terms of the return policy in this listing.


I also do not ship to post office boxes.

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