EXCEPTIONAL HUGE SIGNED CHINESE QIANLONG FAMILLE ROSE DRAGON TIGER CHARGER PLATE
exceptionally fine and massive signed Chinese Qianlong famille rose porcelain charger. This charger is fresh from a prominent Toronto family’s estate collection where is has been for several decades. The charger is a truly magnificent example. In many decades of searching for such treasures I have never seen another charger remotely like this leading me to believe this charger is a very unique and possibly one of a kind example. The charger is intricately and superbly hand painted with a magnificent landscape scene that includes an imperial five-claw dragon, Bengal tiger, and an interesting array of Chinese landscape features.
The charger is a fine and obviously authentic Qing dynasty antique example. The charger has an underglazed Qianlong mark to the base with old collection labels. The family was quite adamant that this charger is an important Qianlong mark & period example. Not having personally seen another example remotely like this I am going to offer the charger as a Qing dynasty example and will let you decide its exact age for yourself.
measuring 28 inches wide, and sits 4 1/2 inches tall.