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European Subject Teabowl and Saucer #4359

Another fine example of Chinese export porcelain made for the Western market with specific European decoration, this charming teabowl and saucer is finely rendered with scenes of “Romantic Conversation”, most likely from prints after the French artist Pater. Measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter (saucer) and 2 1/2″ diameter (teabowl) and dating to circa 1750, it is pictured in Hervouet, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decors Occidentale, page 170.



European Subject Teabowl and Saucer #4358

A rare Chinese export porcelain teabowl and saucer finely painted in famille rose enamels with the subject of “Spring”, perhaps from a tea set depicting the four seasons .Designs such as these were reproduced onto Chinese porcelain from prints and engravings of popular works by European artists that had been sent to China as special orders.This one is most likely after a painting by the French artist Lancret. Measuring 4 1/2 ” in diameter (saucer), and 2 1/2″ in diameter (teabowl) and dating to circa 1770. See Hervouet, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes a Decor Occidentale, page 164.

 

Mandarin Punch Bowl Qianlong

Brilliant, jewel-like enamels depict Mandarin scenes in reserve against a meticulously rendered diaperwork ground. Note the beautifully decorated interior.  Circa 1760-1770.  Diameter 11″.  Two hairlines and piece in the rim are invisibly restored.

Extremely Rare Yongzheng Desk Set #4327

An extremely rare and very fine Chinese export porcelain Yongzheng period desk set, exquisitely decorated with famille rose enamels depicting exotic birds amongst flowering branches and Mandarin scenes, as well as landscape vignettes in puce and en grisaille and borders of highly detailed gilded floral scrollwork. Comprising a covered pen box, pair of square inkwells and a candleholder.  Measuring approximately 8″ wide, 4″ deep and 3″ tall. Candleholder restored as well as the top of one inkwell, otherwise superb decoration and amazingly complete, a vestige of when letter writing was an art form.  Circa 1735.

European Subject Cup #4041

European Scene Cup

A wonderful Chinese Export handled cup decorated with a European subject; and hunter and his hounds at leisure with his lady resting in a landscape. 2-1/2″ tall. Very good condition. Circa 1760.

#4041

Famille Rose Bowl #4095

Fine Famille Rose Punch Bowl

A well decorated bowl with an elegant diapered border and basket of flowers. Some retouching to gilding. 11-1/4 inches in diameter.

#4095