GREAT STAGE COLLECTOR PLATE
BY CHINESE ARTISAN ZHANG SONG MAO W/ COA Limited Ed.
The “Great Stage” is stage with in the gardens of The Summer Palace. The Great Stage is the sixth in the China Scenes from the Summer Palace limited edition collector’s plate series, captured by artisan Zhang Song Mao.
Built to satisfy the Empress Dowager Cixi’s monumental pride, the Great Stage was erected in 1891, as part of her ongoing reconstruction project. Its architectural design comments on the great power and grandeur of Imperial China: The three tiered Great Stage stands over sixty eight feet high, and on the bottom level it spans over 55 feet wide.
This plate is 8 ½ inches wide, and was limited to only 175 days of firing. Bradex Number 10-I50-2.6, comes with an Chinese and English explanation of the scene also comes with the Certificate Of Authentication. Made in 1989. Great unique gift for her or him.