REF No. 4674
Chinese export porcelain famille rose meatdish
Qianlong period circa 1770
Length: 16 inches; 40.5cm
An unusual famille rose meat dish following a Hoechst faience form and painted with geese and waterbirds on a pond within a border of floral sprays, a phoenix or parrot on a branch above, the moulded border with scattered flowers.
This shape is rare in Chinese porcelain and copies a type made originally in the German factory of Hoechst, with the distinctive baroque moulding on the rim, itself probably derived from a silver rim moulding.