Chinese export platter, c.1770

This Chinese export porcelain platter dates from 1760-1785 and has fine hand painted cobalt blue Nanking type decoration and an intricate Fitzhugh border.

Platter measures 12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″.

Itinerant menders repaired broken porcelain items such as this platter and charged per staple. 22 metal staples tightly hold the six broken pieces in place.

To me, the bottom side showing the staples is just as beautiful as the richly decorated top side.

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2 Responses to “Chinese export platter, c.1770”

  1. tony tucker says:

    I found a wonderful glass vase recently at auction in Indiana. It is the style of meissen or at least some bohemian art glass maker. The most interesting thing to me was that it is repaired with many staples. Naturally i have seen a lot of china / ironstone repairs over the years , but not a large piece of glass. I am fairly computer illiterate , but if you would like to see it , i would be happy to send you some photographs for your enjoyment.

    best wishes,

  2. Catherine says:

    A local antiques dealer told me that as late as the 1920s itinerant knife-sharpeners would also repair china with rivets (as they’re called here in the UK). He said he’s seen Art Deco pieces repaired in this fashion. This an utterly engrossing topic, and your blog offers a marvelous education in it. Thank you!

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