In a household filled with ornately decorated ceramics, blue-and-white Canton ware served as the “everyday” china for George Washington and his family. Washington was particularly fond of this new exotic tableware and placed numerous orders with his agents in England and America for purchase of the richly decorated porcelain.
Canton china is known for its traditional hand-painted river scenes and other views of domestic life in China.
This charming miniature plate decorated in the Blue Canton style is approximately 3 ½” x 2 ½”. For decorative purposes only, not for food use.