Lilac serving plate
Elegant porcelain serving plate with pierced handles, moulded border with printed Chinoiserie scene in lilac and gilded; antique English circa 1900.
Condition: Antique — two chips on the rim
Aesthetic style was very popular in the 1870s and 1880s. The homewares in Aesthetic fashion were elegantly designed and useful; the decoration had to be aesthetic, which meant elegant, tasteful and not garish. Design elements were inspired by the imports of ceramics, lacquer furniture and fabrics from the Far East.
- 25.5 cm wide
How to care
Avoid washing gilded and overglaze painted ceramics in a dishwasher. Tiny sand particles in the water will eventually make the decoration look dull.