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A good quality Chinese export plate with moulded rim, decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the Yongzheng period. The centre of the dish is decorated with a European scene of figures in a landscape, and the rim has a distinctive wave pattern in two different tones of underglaze blue. The back of the plate is decorated with three flowering sprays. Diameter 22.1cm (8.7")
This plate is from the Ca Mau shipwreck, dated to 1723-1735. Similar plates can be seen illustrated in plates 27 to 30 in the book 'Tau co Ca Mau; the Ca Mau Shipwreck' by Nguyen Dinh Chien. The traditional name 'Deshima island' given to this decoration in the West is thought to be the result of Japanese copies of this pattern being made around 1700 and imported into Europe. It is now believed that the origin of the decoration is older, and is a design found on C17th Dutch delftware.
This plate is from our personal reference collection of Chinese Eighteenth Century plates. Label for R & G McPherson Antiques.
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Specialising in antique Chinese porcelain, ceramics and works of art. We have been collectors of antique Chinese ceramics for many years, and made the decision in 1999 to enhance our enjoyment and appreciation of these marvellous objects by selling a selection of items. Over the last 14 years we have slowly increased the size of this activity, selling to customers worldwide, many of whom have become valued regular purchasers from us. Our aim is to offer good quality and interesting examples of antique Chinese ceramics so that, whether you are a new collector or an old hand, you will find something to tempt you! We understand how difficult it is to buy items at a distance without handling them. We want you to feel confident about buying from us, which is why we aim to give a 'no surprises' description, giving as much detail about condition as possible. If you have any questions about an item, please do not hesitate to ask us. We unconditionally guarantee the item to be as described. If when you receive the item from us it is not as we have described you may return it for a full refund of the purchase price. (Returned items must be received in the same condition as sent out by us, and return shipping must be paid for by the buyer.) Shipping is additional to the indicated price. Please contact us for a shipping quote to your address. You can find more items for sale on our web site: http://www.drovehouseantiques.com Ian Rodgers
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