A stunning hand painted antique dessert or cabinet plate by Edme Samson of Paris (assumed) and decorated in the classic early Worcester style with a scale blue ground lavishly embellished with fine rococo gilding around panels of exotic'Chelsea' birds and insects. The rim is ribbed with an attractive lobed edge.
The birds are beautifully executed and the gilding is very finely done indeed. It measures just under 9 inches in diameter.
The back is'signed' with a Chinese-style blue seal mark. Relatively deep for a plate - the rim slopes so I suppose you could also call it a very shallow dish. Fabulous quality and excellent condition - no chips, cracks or repairs and it rings like a bell. Quite weighty too (500g), presumably being made from hard-paste porcelain as these pieces typically are.
It does have some minimal rubbing to the gilding in places on the rim and the high points of the ribs on the rim have a little wear here and there, presumably from stacking with other plates, but nothing that you wouldn't expect from an item of this age. It displays extremely well - a real attention grabber!
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Offers are always very welcome. Many more quality items for sale, of all kinds, so please take a look. The item "EDME SAMSON Blue Scale Ground Exotic Birds Insects Plate Worcester Chelsea Style" is in sale since Friday, January 22, 2021.This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\c. The seller is "the-china-cabinet" and is located in Caerphilly. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.