Subject:Chinese Export Grisaille Plate
Posted By: Peter Mon, May 18, 2020 IP: 188.8.131.52
Attached are a few pics of a plate I recently purchased together with a Famille Rose plate (mentioned in my previous posting).
Being a novice collector, I very nearly dismissed this plate out of hand, assuming that the grey border was merely transfer printed. As the plates were only a few Euros each, I decided to take them both.
If my Googling research is correct, this type of decoration is known as a 'Grisaille' - which I, for one, had never come across before in my sheltered life as a novice collector.
The plate measures approximately 9" in diameter. The base is unmarked - other than remnants of a glued tag. Two concentric circles of spur(?) marks can also be quite clearly seen on the underside from certain angles.
I'd be very grateful if any experts out there could supply any further info and if possible, a possible date of manufacture.
Many thanks in advance !