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Set of Five “Thousand Butterfly” Pattern Chinese Export Plates - image 1 of 8

A lovely set of five polychrome and gilt decorated plates in the charming butterfly pattern. Well painted in greens, blue, iron oxide, yellow and black, each butterfly is intricately detailed with gilt highlights. Slight differences from plate to plate, one with various shades of light blue in the wings which is unusual and especially beautiful. Typical glaze irregularities and slight rubbing to the rims, overall excellent antique condition. Late 19th/early 20th century, red glaze mark “Made in China” or “China” on the back sides in accordance with the country of origin import law passed in 1891.

Diam: 9 ¾” D: 1

Blue, Gold, Green, Red, White, Yellow
Asian, Butterflies
Late 19th Century

Mirabelle Antiques

Farrar Woltz
4289 Free Union Rd.
Free Union
VA 22940
Tel: (434) 293-3646
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    Set of Five “Thousand Butterfly” Pattern Chinese Export Plates