Yongzheng Cockerel & Peony Tea Bowl & Saucer #7763 Sold
A charming Chinese export porcelain tea bowl and saucer dating from the Yongzheng period and hand-painted in the relatively new Famille Rose palette of enamels being perfected at just about this time, featuring a classic theme of a cockerel (symbol of strength and punctuality) on rockwork with branches of peony (revered as the symbol of wealth and nobility) all within a leaf-shaped reserve against a light blue diapered ground, the rim with cellwork borders with reserves of peony – all the motifs continuing on the matching saucer. The saucer with what appears to be a small piece out of the rim, very professionally restored. The saucer measuring 4 1/2″ in diameter, the tea bowl 2 3/4″ and in perfect condition. Circa 1730. Coming to the Nelson Kline Collection from the Chinese Porcelain Company.