Plates


CUPS & SAUCERS-DEEP SAUCERS-LATE-5.7" (Straight Line Border)

Description:  These late, deep 6" Saucers are common. They are 5 7/8" in diameter and from 1 1/4" to 1 3/8" high. The 2 saucers pictured are a representative sample. These late saucers have glazed bottoms, are made of thin porcelain and have straight-line borders. These are marked: "MADE IN CHINA".

CUPS & SAUCERS-SAUCERS-LATE-6" (Straight Line Border)

Description:  These late 6" Saucers are common. They range in diameter from 6" to 6 1/8" and from 3/4" to 7/8" high. The 2 saucers pictured are a representative sample. These late saucers have glazed bottoms, are made of thin porcelain and have straight-line borders.

PLATES-4 3/8" (Late, Rain Cloud Border)

Description:  These twin lightweight, fairly flat, very thin porcelain plates with full Canton scenes are another mystery as to their originial usage. They are very small and too fragile as a teapot stand and they are unlike the several different butter pats which had higher sides. They also are not decorated like the late teacups so they are not teacup saucers. Over the years these are the only ones we have seen.

Sauce dishes, honey pats or different butter pats?

PLATES-BREAD & BUTTER (6"-Early, Rain Cloud Border)

Description:  Bread & Butter plates are quite common. These are the smaller 6" bread & butters. See separate page for the larger 7" bread & butters. As with all early Canton plates they are very attractive in their primitive painting. They range in diameter from 5 3/4" to 6 1/8" and from 7/8" to 1" high. The 3 bread & butter plates pictured are a representative sample. All of these bread & butter plates have glazed bottoms, rain cloud borders and are heavier and sturdier than later light weight rain cloud plates or those with straight-line borders.

PLATES-BREAD & BUTTER (6"-Late, Rain Cloud Border)

Description: This small Bread & Butter Plate is unusual and rare. It is made of thin porcelain and is quite light weight which indicates a late manufacturing date. This is the only example we have seen in this small size.

Its diameter is 6" and the height is 7/8". This late plate has a glazed bottom and a rain cloud border.

PLATES-BREAD & BUTTER (7"-Early, Rain Cloud Border)

Description:  Bread & Butter plates are quite common. These are the larger 7" bread & butters. See separate page for the smaller 6" bread & butters. As with all early Canton plates they are very attractive in their primitive painting. They range in diameter from 7" to 7 3/8" and from 7/8" to 1" high. The 3 bread & butter plates pictured are a representative sample. All of these bread & butter plates have glazed bottoms, rain cloud borders and are heavier and sturdier than later light weight rain cloud plates or those with straight-line borders.

PLATES-BREAD & BUTTER (7"-Late, Rain Cloud Border)

Description: These Bread & Butter Plates are unusual and rare. They are made of thin porcelain and are quite light weight which indicates a late manufacturing date. Some of similar composition are marked "CHINA" but, these are not.

They range in diameter from 7 1/4" to 7 1/2" and range in height 7/8"-1". The 2 bread & butter plates pictured are a representative sample. These late plates have glazed bottoms and rain cloud borders. 

PLATES-BREAD & BUTTER (7"-Late, Straight Line Border)

Description: These Bread & Butter Plates are scarce. They are made of thin porcelain and are quite light weight which indicates a late manufacturing date. 

They are 7 3/8" in diameter and 1" in height. The 2 bread & butter plates pictured are a representative sample. These late plates have glazed bottoms and straight line borders

PLATES-CAKE

Description: This very flat plate should not be confused with chargers or chop plates. Its 9 3/4" size is appropriate for a cake whereas chop plates are considerably larger and heavier and are used to serve meats, think lamb chops or pork chops. Sometimes chop plates are called chargers but chargers are defined as bigger than dinner plates. Chargers have a different use as they go under dinner plates or soup bowls and serve as decorative accents and should not be used as plates for foods.They dress up dinner tables.

PLATES-CHOP

Description: There has been some disagreement over what to call these plates. A chop plate is defined as being round, larger than dinner plates which would make them 11" in diameter or more and would be used to serve meats. Think lamb chops, mutton chops, pork chops. Chargers are defined as bigger than dinner plates which would go underneath them or soup bowls and serve as decorative accents and should not be used as plates for food. They dress up dinner tables. It would seem then that the term "Chop Plate" is more appropriate.