INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART. Antique Chinese Porcelain Monochrome Dragon Dish "Shen De Tang Zhi", Qing Dynasty, Daoguang Period 1821 - 1850. Porcelain items made for this Hall are marked'Shen De Tang Zhi', in translation it means "Made for the Hall of Prudent Virtue". Xxxxx: The particular colors, style, and design in this ware is traditional of very early Daoguang pieces. The motif is hand drawn and hand painted with heavy overglazed enamels.
The Imperial yellow monochrome plate is artistically decorated with precision detailing of a five-toed rampart dragon depicted chasing a flaming pearl amongst the clouds, in black with liver red on a yellow ground, shading to a pure white paste. The yellow glaze has even coloration and pools neatly around the rim at the base. The piece is overall in pristine condition, with the exception of minor surface scratches. The base of the dish is inscribed with the four-character mark,'Shen De Tang Zhi' in liver red.
Xxxxx: Note:'Shen De Tang Zhi' translates as made for the Hall of Discreet Virtue, or Hall of Prudent Virtue, the main residence of the Daoguang Emperor, that was completed at the Imperial Palace around 1831. Observation: Typical of hand-crafted pottery, there are a few normal potter blemishes, and kiln production blemishes, including warts, dimples, and pits on the interior and exterior walls.Overall it's an exceptionally attractive piece and a well-preserved specimen of Imperial Chinese Pottery Art. Composition: xx Mixed Clay Porcelain Pottery. Dimensions: xxx Diameter: 8.50 inches (21.59cm). Condition: xxx The overall condition of the plate is excellent, with only minor indiscernible blemishes, well maintained, and smooth to the touch. Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. All items shall be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Reserves the right to contest a customer's assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART.