The dish/plate measures 8 inches by 4.75 inches and 1.5 inches in height. On the bottom of the plate there is a six-character Chenghua reign mark. Chenghua Emperor was sixteen years old when he ascended the throne. He was the son of Zhengtong Emperor.With this period however, another great period of blue-and-white begins. In terms of technicality, there was undoubted progress: the fine dense body of a pure white, the glaze thick and uniform, loses its orange peel roughness. Iron impurities have all but disappeared, as have the flecks of blue cobalt, though some minor smudges still dull the colour. The ink blue of the period came to a turning point during Chenhuas reign. The colour changed from strong and exuberant to a more restrained hue. The blue cobalt material came from Raozhou of the Jiangxi province, which tends to be paler in colour. There is a more refined subtlety and delicacy to the painting style. Though technical of materials and firing made the pottery virtually flawless, the decoration was less free and spontaneous compared to the Xuande period. The drawings have less vitality and, to some extent, more sophistication and effeminacy, reflecting the taste of the emperor a man subject to the influence of his entourage: his eunuchs and his concubine, Wan.
The item "Antique Chinese Blue & White Chenghua Ming Rectangular Porcelain Dish/Plate" is in sale since Tuesday, February 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates".The seller is "arle_gros" and is located in Lomita, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.