REF No. 6060
Pair of Massive Chinese export porcelain famille rose chargers
Qianlong period circa 1750
English or French Market
Diameter: 22½ inches; 54.5cm
A rare pair of massive famille rose chargers with a central panel of peonies and magnolia, and a perching bird, the rim with leaf and scroll panels reserved on a dense floral ground.
The bird shown here is the shoudainiao or 'ribbon-tailled bird', a species which was popular in Chinese design and derived from the Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisii).
These are brightly enamelled and very big! They are in very good condition with one small rim chip to one.