Pair Antique Chinese Porcelain Plates Famille Rose Made Circa 1770


This pair of lovely 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 and gold. Small green leaves enhance lovely peonies and other flowers painted in purple, pink, orange, and gold. The border of each plate has four pairs of cranes looking at each other in mid-flight. In Chinese tradition, cranes were believed to live for centuries. The pairs of cranes convey a wish for longevity to the owner of the plates.

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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