Antique Pair Chinese Porcelain Plates 18th Century Qianlong Era Circa 1770


This pair of beautiful Chinese porcelain plates were hand painted in the Famille Rose style in the mid-18th century. The center of each plate is painted in delicate colored enamels. Many small green leaves enhance lovely flowers painted in purple, pink, blue, and orange. The border of each plate has floral decorations, and along the edge, a band of deep green with a wave pattern design.

Dimensions: 9″ diameter

Condition: Excellent

In stock

Background of Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain

Famille Rose is a style of Chinese porcelain decoration introduced in the 18th century. Famille Rose is a Western classification for Qing dynasty porcelain known in Chinese by various terms: fencai, ruancai, yangcai, and falangcai. The color palette is thought to have been introduced in China during the reign of Kangxi (1654–1722) and perfected in the next, Yongzheng era, when the finest pieces were made. Apart from pink, many other soft colors are also used in famille Rose. The gradation of colors was produced by mixing colored enamels with opaque white enamel.


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