plate decorated with blue, white and bianco-sopra-bianco border of flowers, gilt spearhead inner border, pastoral scene with Chinese boy riding a bull, mountain and trees, border with three cartouche scenes

Plate, c. 1735

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The bianco-sopra-bianco, or white-on-white border employs lace-like designs of white enamel color on top of the white porcelain body, creating a subtle raised design. This technique is derived from European glass decoration beginning in the 16th century and was taught to the Chinese decorators in the mid-eighteenth century.

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plate decorated with blue, white and bianco-sopra-bianco border of flowers, gilt spearhead inner border, pastoral scene with Chinese boy riding a bull, mountain and trees, border with three cartouche scenes