Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC
Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen - Urban Nomad NYC

Vintage Chinese Dragon Motif Dinner Plate | Rice Grain Pattern Porcelain Plate Made in Jingdezhen

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Cobalt blue Chinese porcelain is the "little black dress" of dinnerware - it never goes out of style! This plate will make a stunning display in your cabinet. But why let it hang on a shelf when you can dazzle your dinner guests? Grab it now for your next dinner party or afternoon tea party!

This plate is a beautiful combination of cobalt, white and red. It features a gold trim. Some have gold tracings.

These classic dragon plates are not only fun serving ware, but also have rich roots in Chinese history.
· Stamped 中国景德镇 on the bottom. They are made in Jingdezhen, China, the porcelain capital of the world. The artistry of its ceramic masters are renowned through out the world.
· This style is called Ling Long(玲珑), which means exquisite in Chinese. In a stroke of genius, producers used rice grains to pierce the clay, then filled the holes with glaze to achieve this mysterious translucent rice grain pattern.
· The bowl is full of symbolism too. The cross and diamond patterns on the outer ring represents longevity, wealth, peace, altruism and good health. In the inner ring, 工 means "work" which represents the working class. The bats brings good fortune.
· The dragon represents luck and protection. This plate shows a five-claw dragon, which is the symbol of the Emperor.

Being from Beijing, I grew up around true "China". So I'm picky about my porcelain ware. Most of the soft clay-like ceramic you find in stores these days feels clumsy. This plate is crisp, durable, and makes a pleasant "clink" when you tap it. And does not chip easily.

Large: 10 inches in diameter
Medium: 9.5 inches in diameter
Small: 7 inches in diameter

In good vintage condition
Found in NYC

DISCLAIMER: These plates were hand stamped and have been used in various degrees over the years. No two are exactly the same. The color could be lighter or darker, some of the gold is less visible. If you buy more than one we will try to find the best match. But not guaranteed to look exactly matching.