Three Straits Chinese Dinner Plates
China but to Straits Chinese Tastes
late 19th – early 20th century
Each of these three famille rose plates is finely enamelled with a pheonix perched on ornamental rockwork beside pink and blue peonies, framed by a border of lotus and Buddhistic emblems and a scalloped, gilded rim. The reverse of each is decorated with detached floral sprigs.
This trio most probably belonged to a set of porcelain commission from China by a wealthy Malacca or Singapore
baba family for an elaborate wedding.
Each has a Kuang-hsu or Guangxu (1875-1908) reign mark to the base.
Inventory no.: 614