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Batavia ware plate with flowers

This attractive deep plate (saucer dish) is decorated with a central flower medallion surrounded by four large blossoming trees. The rim is decorated with four flower cartouches reserved on a narrow ornamental band. The reverse is decorated with a beautiful brown glaze, typical for the Batavia wares. Batavia ware glazes are usually found on tea wares. Finding a plate with such a glaze is therefore quite unusual. This plate dates from the beginning of the reign of the Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-1795), around 1740. Fragments of identical plates have been found in the wreckage of the East Indiaman Götheborg which foundered in 1745. The diameter of this attractive plate is almost 8.75 inches (22 cm). (See for an example: Porcelain from the East Indiaman Götheborg, plate 62)

Perfect, with a minor original firing flaw in the reverse base, which is not visible from the front.

Qianlong, circa 1740.

Price $295

Please refer to item no. 1KE033 when making inquiries.

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