Separating the panels are scrollwork vines, and flying "Fu" bats, a symbol for good luck and happiness. The oldest pieces of antique Rose Medallion china date back to around 1840. They will not have any words or Chinese characters on the bottom.
Early porcelain also has more pitting, may have a gold rim, may have scratches from use and the artwork in general is better and more detailed. Rose Medallion China made from 1890 to around 1915 will have the word "China" on the bottom.
After 1915, the words "Made in China" can be found. If you find pieces that have "Made in Hong Kong" or Chinese lettering on the bottom, these pieces are not considered antique because they are too modern. Large Rose Medallion china pieces dating back to the mid to late 1800's can be worth several thousand dollars.
The condition and appearance of the item always makes a difference in the value. ANTIQUE CHINESE EARLY 1800's ROSE MEDALLION COVERED SERVING DISH. CONDITION, FEW CHIPS AROUND THE EDGE (See pictures).
AND ONE REPAIR ON THE LID CORNER (See last 2 pictures). The item "ANTIQUE CHINESE EARLY 1800's ROSE MEDALLION COVERED SERVING DISH 10 X 8-13/16" is in sale since Wednesday, May 4, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Plates". The seller is "salome-valentina" and is located in Hampton, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, China, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay, Taiwan, Thailand, Russian federation.