A Rare 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Gilt and Black Plate in the European Botanical Style c.1750-1760. The Central Specimen, a Single Stem in Flower, is Surrounded by Three Small Prostrate Plants with Their Roots Facing the Rim of the Plate. The Back is Undecorated.
Condition: The base has a large star crack, this is hardly visible from the from. There is some wear to the decoration.
Size: Diameter : 22 cm (8 3/4 inches)
References:For five plates from this Chinese Export Porcelain service each with a different plant design and different to the present example see : Fine Chinese Export Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie`s London, May 9th 1994, lot 16.