Subject:Re: Mark Identification
Posted By: Bill H Tue, Jul 16, 2019
The border motif on this plate has elements of designs dated to the 2nd quarter of the 19th century, as shown in a 1982 catalog by Dr. John Quentin Feller for "The Canton Famille Rose Porcelains from the Alma Cleveland Porter Collection in the Peabody Museum of Salem". The plate combines elements of earlier Mandarin-style "Auspicious Figures" and later "Rose Medallion" porcelains. The base-mark, shown upside down, stylistically resembles factory markings used from at least the Jiaqing period (1796-1820), but in this case, while unreadable as a reign mark, probably is from the late Daoguang to Xianfeng reign (circa 1850).
The wear seen on the plate is typical of famille rose patterns painted on celadon porcelains during this period, as these enamels were quite difficult to fire uniformly because of the high temperatures required to vitrify them to the exceedingly hard iron-based celadon glaze.