A Chinese porcelain famille rose tea bowl and saucer of fluted petal form, painted with two fishing boats, one with fisherman and net and oarsman, the other with lady and oar and boy, in a river scene with flowering lotus in a mountainous landscape with farmer carrying bales of hay, another astride a water buffalo, a further figure in front of a terrace looks on.

The saucer 11 cm diameter, the tea bowl 6.5 cm.

Qianlong circa 1740.


Saucer perfect, minute wear on petal tip of cup.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in the collection of Mr and Mrs Robert de Strucher, purchased from Vente Brogneiz, 5th June 1947.