Lot 2019
A Group of Four Chinese Porcelain "Birthday" Plates
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
19th century, includes four plates, decorated in famille rose enamels and gilt highlights on a yellow ground with four round medallions each containing one of the four characters “wan shou fu jiang” (wishes for a long life without end) amidst swirling clouds, in the of the plates is a longevity "shou" symbol encircled by waves and mountains peaks symbolizing the cosmos, key motif around the rim, exterior sides with floral and vine decoration, six character Guangxu mark in iron red to underside of each.

9 5/8 in. diameter

Private Collection, New London, North Carolina

One with small nick to foot rim; one with small nick to foot rim and slight nick to rim; one plate with area of restoration to the rim, some general kiln glaze defects; one plate with significant wear and loss to gilt and enamels on surface.