A spectacular form in the ever popular Tobacco Leaf pattern, this finely modeled Qianlong period sauce tureen shaped in the form of a pomegranate with three pomegranates forming the cover is painted in the vibrant Famille Rose palette that lends this pattern it’s rich appeal.  Serving pieces in the form of vegetables and animals were a tableware conceit that charmed and amused diners in the later 18th century.  Measuring approximately 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and in very good condition.  Circa 1760-1780.  $4,900.00