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Canton Rose Medallion Tea Plate

Canton Rose Medallion Tea Plate
Canton Rose Medallion Tea Plate

Canton Rose Medallion Tea Plate, c. mid-to-late 1800s, Porcelain, 7.5 inches diameter, Louis B. and Eleanor Deane Swan Audigier Collection of Art, 1934.1.251.8.

Rose Medallion porcelain designs, characterized by four alternating panels set around a central gold circle, often featured colorful imagery of flowers, birds, and butterflies. Crafted in China exclusively for export, tableware like this plate found eager buyers in the United States, which surpassed Europe to become the main Western market during the 1800s.

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