Vintage CHINESE PORCELAIN CHARGER PLATE MACAO STYLE Qing Tongzhi
Phoenix Floral Flower Enamel
A vintage Chinese piece of Chinese
porcelain, this charger plate is done in the Macao style enamel
with the Qing Tongzhi mark on the bottom.
We are pleased to present this vintage
example of hand painted Chinese porcelain. Produced in Macao,
this charger shines with the intricate floral patterns and enamel
work that identifies with its Chinese craftwork with influence
from the region of Macao. The hand painted center of the piece
shows a phoenix perched on a twisting branch, surrounded by
all matter of flora. The gold trimmed edges are all done in
Macao style enamelwork, depicting floral and geometric patterns.
There are even brilliant patterns of the outside of the piece.
This piece has a calligraphy mark
on the bottom that identifies it at the 'Great Qing Tongzhi
Period Make' which our research shows was made on or around
1970. Because of its extensive use of Macao enamels, we know
that it was crafted in that Special Administration Region.
During the Cultural Revolution in China from
1966 to 1976 many artisans who specialized in porcelain craftsmanship,
decoration, and trade moved away to Hong Kong and Macao. The
reason we call these pieces "Macao style" is that some pieces
have been found with a "Macao" sticker and most have the unique
enamel style found there. In some cases the name Macao is actually
added to the mark.
The porcelain piece has a diameter
of 14 1/4 inches, is 2 inches deep and weighs 3 pounds, 9 ounces.
We imagine this piece was first produced
in 1970 or so, and as such it has the wear typical with something
of this age. The gold trim is a little worn (10%) but both the
enamel work and the hand decoration
Whether as a centerpiece to your dining
room table or a great wall decoration, this porcelain charger
piece is great buy.
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