A beautiful and very large 18th century Chinese Export blue and white meat platter / plate. It has some lovely delicate decoration with an elaborate floral border that reaches out to the edge and a pretty centre design with a tropical bird and a butterfly, the pattern is a little less garish than many pieces of blue and white.Painted in underglazed blue with a slightly scalloped edge on a thick, heavy and substantial glazed earthenware base, unmarked. A lovely rustic feel and in relatively good condition for the age, some natural crackling of the glaze but in my opinion this adds to the feel, it has a small chip top left (see photos) and a hairline crack on top side in a similar area. It has some age related darkened spots on the white background but nothing that detracts. A fantastic rustic piece to add to your country kitchen or dining room, the possibilities are endless.
It is large and heavy so will arrive in a larger parcel. The item "Antique blue and white platter, Chinese export, meat plate" is in sale since Thursday, April 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Blue & White Transfer Ware\Other Blue & White". The seller is "stolenatticuk" and is located in Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.