Qianlong Dutch Royal Armorial Tea Bowl & Saucer #7691c SOLD
A wonderful Chinese export porcelain early Qianlong period tea bowl and saucer with a Dutch royal connection, richly decorated in Famille Rose enamels and centered with the Arms of the Prince of Orange depicted as two lions flanking the royal arms beneath a rather grand crown crest all within a wonderful rococo floral swagged border with cornucopia and two more crowns (just to get the point across!) The tea bowl measuring 3″ in diameter and the saucer 4″ in diameter. The saucer with two lines sealed and two very small rim pieces out, also invisibly restored, otherwise good condition with a bright and colorful rococo decoration. Early Qianlong period, circa 1745. From the Chinese Porcelain Company and the Nelson Kline Collection.