Antique Chinese Famille Rose Plate
This antique Famille Rose Plate with a floral motif on a turquoise ground is a lovely example of late Qing/early Republic Famille Rose porcelain. Each flower is delicately painted using various shades of pink, blue, and yellow. There is one butterfly flying about and a large insect on the center flower. The plate is wonderfully detailed in the drawing and painting. The key fret border has a yellow background with designs of alternating colors. The exterior is decorated with a flower and vines on two sides
The plate has a diameter of about 9.25 inches. There is some enamel loss, but no damage and wear that is consistent with age. The piece is in very good condition. The "China" mark is in overglaze red on the base.
The plate was purchased from the estate of Maria Worthington of Great Falls, VA. It has an old label on the base indicating a 19th century date of manufacture.