INTERESTING QIANLONG CHINESE EXPORT BLUE & WHITE PLATE
China, c1765-75 (18th Century English Porcelain Interest)
Of round notched form, the center depicting a fisherman with a short fish on a sampan with a lady and her dog docked on
a rocky shore with trees, before a further sampan and two cormorants, all within a blue and white cell diapered cavetto,
the rim with scattered fruit and flora within an unusual cord and lambrequin border; the verso without decoration
This particular plate is of interest to collectors of 18th century English porcelain, as it brings to mind the Worcester,
Caughley (pictured below) and Liverpool versions of the “Fisherman & Cormorant”, and “Pleasureboat” patterns,
introduced in England c1775. It is believed that the origin of the English pattern is Chinese, although there is some
uncertainty whether Chinese examples are copies of the Worcester, or predate the Worcester. My belief is that this
particular plate would have been contemporary to, or predated the English versions by a few years.
Condition : Excellent; one painting/glaze flaw at the cavetto about 4:00
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Interesting Qianlong Chinese Export Blue & White Plate, c1765-75, painted with Fisherman & 2 Cormorants, with possible relationship to the English "Fisherman & Cormorant" & "Pleasureboat" patterns