REF No. 6689
Chinese export porcelain dinner plate
Qianlong period circa 1780
Diameter: 9 inches; 23cm
A Chinese export porcelain dinner plate painted in famille rose enamels with a scene of two boys playing with a cat, the rim with panels of landscape reserved on a puce cell diaper ground.
This is a previously unrecorded example of European figures on Chinese porcelain. It is probably not derived directly from a European print source but rather a creation of the Chinese artist using a Chinese scene and substituting European figures.