REF No. 6709 GG
GG: Chinese export porcelain famille rose cup and saucer
Yongzheng period circa 1735
Diameter of Saucer: 4½ inches; 11.5cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
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.