This is a group of 3 plates decorated with the carp in a leaping position. The scales are drawn with intersecting diagonal lines to form diamond patterns which is an ancient symbolic diaper. The fish itself is a symbol of good fortune and success. The intensity of the cobalt blue in these plates differ. What is common is the conceptual decoration, the structure of the plates, and the heavy oxidation on the underside.
All these plates also have a character etched over the well of the plate post production. The foot rim of all 3 pieces are well defined and quite sharp and rises slightly inward at an angle. The biggest of the plates is 8 3/4"; and the other 2 are 8 1/4". The biggest has the most intense blue; there are old small chips on the foot rim and some production flaws like glaze skips and tiny craters.
The second plate has an old chip on the rim and a hairline crack; some production flaws smudgy on the exterior walls; Character noted. The 3rd plate has the lighter blue color, has a shallow chip on rim and 2 hairlines. Pease examine all photos closely. Most sources agree that these plates were produced in the late Ming Dynasty to early Ching. Please examine all photos closely.
The item "A GROUP OF 18th C CHINESE BLUE & WHITE PLATES DECORATED With FISH (CARP) & WAVES" is in sale since Tuesday, March 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates".angelo" and is located in Redlands, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.