I adore the colors of this plate. They are very elegant, intentionally muted, and have nice harmony with this motif.
This 7 1/8" English-Oriental polychrome Chinoiserie bone china side plate bears the Staffordshire Chinese Pattern Hope & Carter mark, which dates to 1862-1880. It has been stored away in my hutch cabinet for over 40 yrs and never used.
The entire plate is in very fine condition and the bright polychrome paints are perfect with no wear or lack of luster. The clear luster finish on both the front and the back are perfect as well with no scratches or scuffs overall. If you hold the plate to a right angle, some microscopic light scratches in the clear coat can be seen around the center area. The plate has some areas of light crazing and light foxing; as should be expected. There are no chips, scratches, scuffs, or repairs. The edge of the plate has some very light roughness in one spot from resting upright in place in the plate grove in the hutch.
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