A fine and rare pair of Chinese export porcelain famille rose groups of lovers, each depicting a kneeling gentleman wearing a chilong dragon-medallion robe holding a conical square cup and smiling at a lady standing at his side with her arm over his shoulder, each figure with detailed head dress, the lady with elaborate striped robes and ruyi head yellow-ground shawl.

8 1/2 inches, 21cm long.

Qianlong, 1736-1795.


One group with a head off, restored and small retouches.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • A similar group formerly in the Yves Mallié de Fonfais Collection, Paris, is illustrated by Michel Beurdeley and Guy Raindre in Qing Porcelain, 1986, no.189, p.129.
  • Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Recent Acquisitions, 2009, no. 25, p. 43.