Antique Rose Canton Porcelain was introduced in China possibly around 1720. As implied by its name Rose, pink was the predominant color. By the 19th century, Rose Canton Porcelain had become very popular. More colors were introduced and many more shades of pink were used ranging from a pale pink to a very deep raspberry. Also, as Rose Canton is decorated with flowers, birds, butterflies, insects and fruits as well as at times bats, they were able to incorporate more designs. Pinks and greens are the primary colors but orange, yellow, blue and black are also used which makes it both colorful and pleasing to the eye.
Exquisite Antique Chinese Rose Canton Platters are decorated with a center medallion. Flowers, butterflies and insects on a white background, this medallion stands out from the rest of its design due to its colors. The medallion has a background color of taupe and both yellow and teal flowers are interspersed. The smaller platter has 4 panels, the larger has 6. These panels are all decorated in traditional scenes of flowers, birds, butterflies, insects and fruits and are set on a white background. The border is decorated with a lovely gilt design which includes pink and blue bats. On the smaller platter’s edge, there is some wear in places. These platters can be sold as a set or individually.