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 rare 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.