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Chinese Plates

Alongside the production of porcelain in China around 600 A.D. came the innovation of plate dishware. While some Chinese plates have been made from lacquered wood, the primary medium for plate creation has historically been ceramic. These works were typically painted with jade-like blue-green celadon in the Qing-Hua blue and white style using cloisonne and other techniques.

Known for the intricately stylized and beautiful paintings decorating the surface, Chinese plates became particularly popular exports to Europeans and other Western countries during the 18th and 19th centuries. In fact, a large number of plates were created for the sole purpose of exports.


Quick Facts

  • Before porcelain plates became popular amongst the average Western population, Chinese plates were in high demand by European nobility since the 14th century
  • In 1708 the Europeans discovered how to create porcelain plates on their own. As the processes became more well known, nobilities began to collect plates from locally made kilns. However, people still turned to China for their unique, intricate, and stunning motifs
  • During it’s height of popularity, Chinese export plates were generally not used for food, but obtained as collectors items for display purposes only

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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE IRON RED GLAZE PORCELAIN DISH, XUANDE MARK
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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE IRON RED GLAZE PORCELAIN DISH, XUANDE MARK
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Late 19th C. Chinese Export Porcelain Charger
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Late 19th C. Chinese Export Porcelain Charger
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Dec 03, 12:00 PM EST
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A Porcelain Plate
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Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
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A CHINESE WUCAI FLOWERS PORCELAIN DISH,WANLI
Dec 04, 9:30 AM EST
A CHINESE WUCAI FLOWERS PORCELAIN DISH,WANLI
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Est: $800- $1,200
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PAIR OF CHINESE DOUCAI PORCELAIN PLATES 18th Century Diameters 8”.
Dec 06, 9:30 AM EST
PAIR OF CHINESE DOUCAI PORCELAIN PLATES 18th Century Diameters 8”.
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A LONGQUAN CARVED ‘PEONY’ DISH, MING, Diameter 13", 15th century
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
A LONGQUAN CARVED ‘PEONY’ DISH, MING, Diameter 13", 15th century
by Washingtonian Auction
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$1252 Bids
A blue and white porcelain 'Khon-tho' saucer painted with mandarin ducks among lotus flowers
Dec 03, 6:00 PM ICT
A blue and white porcelain 'Khon-tho' saucer painted with mandarin ducks among lotus flowers
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Est: ฿5,000- ฿7,000
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Tibetan Sanctuary Plate
Nov 30, 10:00 AM CET
Tibetan Sanctuary Plate
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Canton Porcelain Chinese Famille Rose Court Scene Plate
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
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Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
ANTIQUE Chinese Blue and White Plate, Ming Period
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
ANTIQUE Chinese Blue and White Plate, Ming Period
by Washingtonian Auction
Est: $200- $300
$501 Bid
Chinese Jingdezhen Art Factory Porcelain Carp Charger
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Chinese Jingdezhen Art Factory Porcelain Carp Charger
by Atlanta Auction Gallery, ltd
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
A rare and fine blue and white porcelain saucer painted with deities in the himmapan forest
Dec 10, 12:30 PM ICT
A rare and fine blue and white porcelain saucer painted with deities in the himmapan forest
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿10,000- ฿15,000
฿1,0001 Bid
A blue and white porcelain saucer painted and gilt with flower
Dec 03, 6:00 PM ICT
A blue and white porcelain saucer painted and gilt with flower
by RCB Auctions
Est: ฿2,000- ฿3,000
฿2,0001 Bid
Two Chinese Painted Porcelain Small Dishes
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Two Chinese Painted Porcelain Small Dishes
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Est: $400- $600
$1001 Bid
Two Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Dishes
Dec 03, 10:00 AM EST
Two Chinese Polychrome Porcelain Dishes
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$1001 Bid
Tibetan Reliquary Plate
Nov 30, 10:00 AM CET
Tibetan Reliquary Plate
by Deutsch Auktionen
Est: €280- €0
€1401 Bid
A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL DISH
Nov 30, 9:30 AM GMT
A 19TH CENTURY CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL DISH
by Hutchinson Scott Limited
Est: £60- £90
£301 Bid
A Cloisonne Enamel and Brass Plate Xishi
Dec 17, 9:30 AM EST
A Cloisonne Enamel and Brass Plate Xishi
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Est: $100- $200
$101 Bid
A Massive Chinese Blue and White Charger Plate, 16th C, Wanli Period, 19"
Dec 10, 10:00 AM EST
A Massive Chinese Blue and White Charger Plate, 16th C, Wanli Period, 19"
by Washingtonian Auction
Est: $4,000- $6,000
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Antique Chinese Export Blue Canton Serving Platter
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