REF No. 6600
pair of Chinese export porcelain famille rose shell-form salts
Qianlong period circa 1760-65
Length: 4 inches; 10cm
A rare pair of Chinese export porcelain shell-form footed salts, decorated with flowers in famille rose and bianca-sopra-bianca.
This delicate form is a direct copy of one originating at Meissen and repeated there in many versions from about 1735 onwards. The floral decoration is also copying the meissen style. It is a rare form in export porcelain, with notable examples being recorded in the large armorial service for the Dutch market with the arms of Nauta and Swalue.
References: Cohen & Cohen 2004, p38, No 22, a pair of sauce tureens from the Nauta/Swalue service.