Chinese Rose Canton Butterfly and Peony Plate, Ca. 1840
China Ca. 1840
A very fine quality example of the Rose Canton pallet featuring well delineated and richly colored butterflies, peonies, insects and what looks like a big strawberry. Possibly part of the same service for which at the time of this plate is offered a warming plate with a few added decorative objects.
I find there is a lack of reliable information of how to date rose canton of this variety. It is common to find attributions from the late 18th century to the late 19th century. As later productions seem to decline in quality I play it safe with a middle compromise.
Excellent antique condition except for three miniscule edge chips. The gold is exceptionally fresh. No repairs