This large porcelain platter with blue & white underglaze decoration is commonly referred to as Canton. It was first made in China for export to North America and Europe in the 18th century and production continued through to the early 20th century. It was one of the first stapled pieces I purchased and it has travelled from Canton to London to Miami to Manhattan with, most likely, a few more stops along the way.
Metal patches were attached from the back and bolted though to the front, holding the three broken pieces together.
This large platter measures 15″ x 12″.
Iron patches with visible bolts have become loose over the years, not holding up as well as the more typically used metal staples.