Chinese porcelain plates manufactured for the export market in the 18th and 19th centuries were hand painted, often in blue on a white base. The popularity of these intricately painted pieces was high in Europe, spurring the British to invent transferware. Scenes on Chinese porcelain plates ranged from images of nature to harbors to dragons, which sometimes snaked around a plate's rim as decorative motifs.


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