Both plates are very attractively painted in a casual and light manner, creating a striking contrast to the pure, porcelain foundation. The motifs are entirely floral, excepting the presence of a rock. Blue underglaze technique, iron red. One plate has enamel paint and features a rock, peony, chrysanthemum and bamboo. The painted blossoms inspired in their execution, the rock resembles a kobold. The borders are composed of a grid-pattern and blossoms, while three horizontal, floral compositions stretch out with an amusing freshness across the plate‘s broad rim. The lip is brown and the plate in very good condition, possibly from the early 18th century. The other place, which is more bowl shaped, has an even more freely composed design in its well. These animated and lively, painted blossoms offer a striking contrast between the orange-red iron on top of the glaze and the cool blue underglaze. Loosely painted floral border on the edge.
Dimensions: DIAMETER 23 CM & 21.5 CM
UPDATED Condition: One plate with a restored crack and a chip to lip, the second with two chips to lip, one restored
Provenance: Old Viennese private collection