A very elegant Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with a charming central scene of a courting couple seated beneath a tree being spied upon by a young boy (which seems to be a popular motif in Chinese art) all within a scrolling gilded peony and grisaille diapered border – the same motif appearing on the delicate little tea bowl as well. Excellent quality and in very good condition. The saucer measuring 4 1/2″, the tea bowl 2 3/4″ in diameter. Circa 1730. $2400.