Dessert Plate – Oriental Showmen
A pair of cups created in Austian-Hungarian Monarchy in the early 19th century inspired the FODO (Oriental Vendors – Showmen) Pattern. Initially, the motifs on European porcelain pieces were copies of their Far-Eastern models, but , while the Characteristic Chinese and Japanese Motifs usually carried a Symbolic Meaning, the makers of their European counterparts used them purely for decorative purposes. This style, known as Chinoise, was widely used in art and design, and the set depicting Oriental characters is a stunning example.
This selection is modern and traditional at the same time with various combinations of six Chinese Figures, six Exotic Birds and Dragons and Plants in a Gold-Speckled background.