Small Chinese Antique Famille Verte Plate for sale
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Small antique Famille Verte plate, thought to be Chinese, but of unknown age, though more than likely an early piece.Only 15 cm's in diameter, white porcelain glaze, then with raised enameled color decoration that looks to be fruits, flowers and insects.The colors used look little more unusual, limited to about four colors, some with varying shades, but more to the point, the predominant coal black color decoration at the center, which could be butterfly.The base has red square makers mark that is partially rubbed, as well as three small red flourishes around the rim, and the foot has frosted feel to it as though glazed with salt or sand, maybe to give the plate grip.It has no cracks or chips, numerous firing impurities, and it must be noted that the color enameling is of fairly low standard, though still attractive.These antique Oriental items am selling on behalf onan old Chinese gentleman who has been collecting them for most of his adultlife, and only now, in his 90’s does he wish for them to start going to goodhomes.As to the authenticity of these items;Before retiring he worked within the government as acollector and assessor of all antiques they gathered during the times of warand unrest, and as such, gathered great amount of knowledge.These antiques he gathered himself, privately, duringthe course of his later life, from all over the world, and as such, the itemsobviously held some interest & value to him.Sadly, he is not with us to assist in selling, asbased overseas, as well as not speaking English, and so we are attempting toacquire any information through research on each item, that may or may not becompletely correct, but will point possible clients in the right direction.I hope this helps in giving some background.All Items listed for sale or auction can be viewed before-hand& collectedin our shop based in St Albans, Hertfordshire.The shop is ;The Vintage Emporium/The St Albans Vintage Emporium,221 Hatfield Road,Fleetville,St Albans,Hertfordshire,AL1 4TB Tel. 01727 760095.We are open days week, have lovely café and massivevariety of vintage and retro Item’s on sale, from clothes& furniture, trinkets & kitchenalia, to jewellery & art.Do come and visit us, parking at the back, and have look round.
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