C.1820 CHINESE EXPORT NANKING RETICULATED
C. 1820 Chinese Export Blue and White Nanking Reticulated underplate for a fruit/chestnut basket. Nanking was made for the English Market and usually dates earlier than blue canyon which was made for the American Market. Blue Canton often referred to as balast for the ships bringing tea, etc. to the western world. Nanking was a nicer and better quality chinese export blue and white porcelain that was made for the upper class in London. This very fine reticulated underplate measures 9 3/4" X 8 1/2". In contrast to canton which has no people on the bridge, nanking usually has a person on the bridge and usually carrying a parasol,umbrella. The pagodas and the trees, etc are usually of finer quality than canton and the reticulation is usually tighter and not as crude as blue canton. This piece is in Excellent Condition with No Chips or Restoration. Very Nice Blue Color.
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