Imperial Blue Dinner Plate
Blue, white Reproduction dinnerware Features exotic blooms, ornate medallions, and lacy borders Pattern based on an 18th-century Chinese export Porcelain 22-karat gold accents Williamsburg by Mottahedeh & Co., Inc.
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Treat your guests like royalty with this 18th-century-inspired dinner plate. Since the Ming Dynasty, imperial blue and white porcelains have been prized by collectors and connoisseurs around the world. Edged in 22k gold, this underglaze blue dinner plate is based on a Chinese export porcelain pattern, circa 1730. The elegant design features a central flowered medallion, continuous collar, and floral sprays. Choose just the plates or bowls to complement an existing pattern or get the whole set to enjoy at the next holiday or special occasion. 10 1/2" dia.
The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) saw an extraordinary period of innovation in ceramic manufacturing. Kilns investigated new techniques in design and shapes, showing a fondness for color and painted design, and an exploration of new forms. In addition to these decorative innovations, the late Ming period underwent a dramatic shift towards a market economy, exporting porcelain around the world on an unprecedented scale. The kilns became the main production center for large-scale porcelain exports to Europe.