“Lotus petals” dish. China, Qianlong Period


Dish with moulded decoration, decorated with graduating “vert tendre” (soft green) lotus petals and one gilt flowered hibiscus in center

Qianlong Period (1736-1795), circa 1760

Diameter: 20,5 cm (8 in.).

The lotus is a symbol of purity in Chinese culture. This flower became very popular in exportation porcelain wares designated for Europe in mid-18th Century

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