WHY WE LOVE IT: The plates show beautiful flowers and traditional Chinese objects of good luck.
A set of ten English pearl-glazed creamware plates with chinoiserie decoration.
Made by Spode in England circa 1820, the decoration is exuberant and asymmetrical, with a focus on stylized flora and material objects.
The bottom of the dishes have the impressed Spode mark of the period. Background of Chinoiserie Decoration: Chinoiserie focuses on subjects that were thought by Europeans to be typical of Chinese culture. First appearing in the 17th century, this trend was popularized in the 18th century and early 19th centuries due to the rise in trade with China.