Two Straits Chinese Dinner Plates
China but for the Straits Chinese Market
late 19th – early 20th century
These two plates, of a good diameter, are enamelled with a phoenix perched on ornamental rockwork beside pink and blue peonies, framed by a pink-ground border of lotus and Buddhistic emblems and a scalloped, gilded rim.
The reverse of each is decorated with detached floral sprigs.
Each has a shop mark to the base: one is indistinct, the other reads ‘Wang Sheng Shu Zao’.
These plates most probably belonged to a set of porcelain commission from China by a wealthy Malacca or Singapore
baba family for an elaborate Straits Chinese wedding.
Overall condition is excellent with relatively little loss to the gilded scalloped edges. One has a minor restoration to the rim but this is barely detectable.
Inventory no.: 728