Mandarin “Menagerie” Cup and Saucer #7621 SOLD
A charming Chinese export porcelain handled cup and saucer finely painted in Famille Rose enamels with a lone Mandarin scholar sitting on a rock in a rolling landscape featuring horses and pigs and piglets amongst palm trees, as well as a central roundel featuring two deer along a riverbank with two crabs in the water. Certainly one of the more unusual Mandarin subjects we’ve seen on porcelain of this period. The saucer measuring 6″ in diameter and the cup 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ – the form after English handled cups of the period. Circa 1810-1820.