A group of eight beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes made in the 18th century during the Qianlong Reign, circa 1770.
Made for export to Europe, the plates show a variety of beautiful floral patterns, all hand painted in cobalt blue. The plates work well together and would look great on a wall, on a shelf, or in a cabinet.
H 1 in. x Dm 9 in.
Produced in the 18th century, Chinese export porcelain was made with the same technical virtuosity as Chinese Imperial porcelain but designed to Western tastes. Its continued appeal today is a testament to the work of Chinese artisans and Western importers who, without common language or culture together, promoted the spread of these wares.