Guangxu Period Famille Rose Porcelain Dish
This Guangxu Chinese Famille Rose Plate with the Yong Qing Chang Chun Mark is a beautiful rendition of one of the variations of the "Dowager" design motif. It features a turquoise ground with an overglaze famille rose pattern of roses and wisteria and fruit. The plate is wonderfully detailed in the drawing and painting. Even on close inspection, there is no apparent overrun of color from the main decoration to the background or from the background into the details. This plate is truly a small wonder and a Delightful Discovery!
The plate has a diameter of about 5.25 inches. There is no damage and only wear that is consistent with age. The overglaze enamel is in excellent condition, as is the entire piece. The Yong Qing Chang Chun is prominently centered on the base.