REF No. 5174
Chinese export porcelain famille rose meatdish
Qianlong period circa 1770
Length: 16 inches; 40.5cm
An unusual Chinese export porcelain famille rose meat dish following a Hoechst faience form and painted with a floral bouquet, 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.