Guangxu Mark and Period Famille Rose Plate
This is a superb example of a Guangxu Famille Rose Plate with a nature motif on a coral ground. The plate features ducks swimming on a pond surrounded by flowers and lily pads. A wonderfully detailed dragonfly in flight above. Each flower is delicately painted using various shades of pink, pale yellow, and white. The exterior is decorated with what appears to be four stylized bats.
The plate has a diameter of approximately 9 inches/22 cm. There is no damage. The gilt along the rim is worn, as should be expected based on the age. The overglaze enamel is in excellent condition, as is the entire piece. The six character Guangxu 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.