This is a beautifully hand-painted Chinese porcelain blue and white large plate or Charger, from the Qing, Kangxi period, 1662-1722.
The plate is finely potted with a carefully cut base rim and a lovely rich glassy, very light blue glaze and very white porcelain, all pointing to high quality.
This is a very beautifully decorated large plate, carefully hand-painted in a free flowing style, characteristic of the period, in varying shades of a clear cobalt blue. The central well is decorated in superb detail with a large flower basket, all within two sets of concentric blue circles. The cavetto is richly decorated with aster, flowering cherry, prunus, vines, ferns and other flowers and leaves in a multi section border, all within an outer blue circle.
The central base has a recognized and documented Kangxi symbol of a four legged ding (incense burner), hand-painted within a double blue circle. See Page 220 of Chinese Blue and White Porcelain by Duncan Macintosh by the Antique Collectors’ Club.
There are also three sets of floral sprigs hand-painted around the base rim.
We date this fine plate to circa 1700 or possibly earlier and within the Kangxi period range of 1662-1722
One of the most beautiful Chinese Plates we have had – of museum quality.