A beautifully decorated Chinese export porcelain plate decorated in famille rose enamels with a rather rare scene of a European family within a Chinese interior. It must be cocktail hour as a gentleman offers his wife a drink while their child clutches at his mother’s skirts frightened by a small lap dog coming into the room, a room with Chinese architectural features and furnishings. The charming domestic scene within a  quatrefoil cartouche surrounded by a scrolling border in the Meissen style. It even comes with a ‘granny note’ attached to the reverse-with a history of descent in the Cushing family of Newburyport, MA, and retailed through Shreve Crump & Low at some point in its history.  Measuring 9″ in diameter, and in very good condition. Illustrated in Hervouet’s La Porcelaine Des Compagnies Des Indes A Decors Occidental. Circa 1755.