About this object

History of use

For an alter

Physical description

Pair of identical compotes--circular plates with raised edges mounted on stems with a central, decorated bulge and rounded feet. Compotes are white with bands of floral design in polychrome and gold around the centre of the stem and the edge of the plate. A band of bamboo patterning in green, blue and gold circles the bottom edge of the foot. The centre of the plate features six characters in red--the seal of Ch'ien Lung--encircled by a polychrome floral pattern.