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Pair of Chinese Export Orange Nanking Plates

Pair of Chinese Export Orange Nanking Plates

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Chinese export plates, c. 1800.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 9¾” diameter.

 

Decoration:  

For each plate, the border is decorated with a shaded trellis diaper band with spearheads and dumbbells.

 

The cavetto is decorated with a shaded trellis diaper band with three cartouches.

 

The center is decorated with a relatively detailed scene including pavilions and other buildings, a lake or river, bridge with a figure, a boat, and trees.

 

The base is unmarked.

 

Orange decoration for a Nanking design is rare. Orange decoration is more often found on Fitzhugh pieces, but even there it is less common than underglaze blue.

 

For a discussion of Nanking scenes and borders, see Madsen & White, “Chinese Export Porcelains”.

 

For a discussion and illustration of scenes, see Forbes, “Hills and Streams: Landscape Decoration on Chinese Export Blue and White Porcelain”.

 

Condition: Each plate has minor enamel wear likely due to stacking; 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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