1900s Straits Chinese/Peranakan Famille Rose Porcelain Charger With Bats, Crickets, Pomegranates (Guangxu)
An exquisite antique Chinese porcelain charger hand painted in colourful enamels from the Guangxu period, circa 1900 made for the Straits Chinese market, the Nyonya who settled in the Malay Archipelago area as early as the 15th. Century.
The central motif includes repeating images of delightful bats with double lucky coins, crickets, lotus flowers & pomegranates all symbolising a long and happy life. The border is painted with a Ruyi design in alternating blue and pink against a turquoise ground.
Inscribed "CHINA" on underside and decorated with three red bamboo motifs.
Circa 1900. En very eye catching and collectable piece.
Acquired from a collector of Chinese porcelains who has amassed such over the last 40 years
13 3/4" diameter x 2 1/8" tall. 4 pounds.