19th Century Hand-Painted Rose Medallion Oval Platter

2108-211169B (Click to Inquire About This Item)

1H x 10.5W x 9D

Location: Dallas


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19th Century Hand-Painted Rose Medallion Oval Platter is a stunning work of art, rendered on fine Kaolin clay and illustrative of the mastery of the art attained by master artisans with hundreds of years of history behind their craft!  The center medallion is framed by four vignettes alternating people with birds set upon lavish scenes with lush vegetation, all rendered in colorful greens, blues, coppers and pinks.  This style of Chinese porcelain was first made in the mid-19th century to satisfy the high demand for imported china that began in Europe and spread to the United States. Interestingly, Rose Medallion china that was made before 1890 has no origin marks on it. All china made after this date that was imported into the United States had to have a mark of origin because of a new tax - the McKinley Tariff Act - that was imposed on imported goods. Firstly, "China" was printed onto the bottom of these pieces, with "Made in China" replacing it twenty-five years later.
A matching pair of petite vases is available if you act fast!  See Related Products below left.
Circa 1870s
Measures 1H x 10.5W x 9D