This graceful design, with its leaves, berries and butterflies, was inspired by a piece of Chinese imperial palace porcelain of the early 18th century. Much of the porcelain produced in China during the reign of the Kang His emperor (1662-1722) had “famille verte” decoration – painted in transparent enamels predominantly in shades of green. Mottahedeh has artfully adapted the decoration from the original antique and applied it to the varied and elegant forms of authentic 18th century export porcelain. These plates are the perfect size for serving salads during or dessert following a dinner. These can also serve double duty as luncheon plates for sandwiches or egg dishes for brunch or casual weekend gatherings.
These new, hard porcelain versatile plates are a classic and have stood the test of time. Be the originator of what surely will become an heirloom. These plates are 8.5 inches in diameter and sold open stock. They mix beautifully with Mottahedeh’s other patterns, Blue Canton, and Sacred Bird and Butterfly dinner and small plates also available.
Having been in business for 75 years, Mottahedeh holds licenses to make reproductions and adaptations from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Colonial Williamsburg, Winterthur, Monticello, Historic Charleston, Historic Natchez, and the National Trust. They have made china for the President, the State Department and for the Diplomatic Corps.
Mottahedeh makes the classics; time honored decorative accessories and tableware. Primarily the patterns are based on Chinese Export for the West, Early European and Chinese designs. What makes their products special are the unusual, elegant shapes, very clear beautiful materials, complex and vibrant colors with hand-painting mostly in gold, and that everything has a story.