REF No. 6709

Chinese export porcelain famille rose Cup and Saucer

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REF No. 6709

Chinese export porcelain famille rose Cup and Saucer

Yongzheng period circa 1735

Yongzheng period circa 1735
European market
Diameter of Saucer: 4½ inches; 11.5cm
from the Golden Gate Collection, GG335

A Chinese export porcelain cup and saucer decorated in famille rose enamels with a central medallion of a seated dog surrounded by three leaf reserves with roosters and peonies on a blue ground.

The special feature of this piece is the rare ‘lapis lazuli’ enamel ground as well as the depiction of the Chinese spotted hound.

References:  Williamson 1970, plate VI,  four items with identical decoration from this teaservice, in the Martin Hurst collection; Howard & Ayers 1978, No 144, a saucer.
 

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