M3974

A Chinese Canton enamel square tray with lobed corners painted in famille rose colours, with a standing gentleman wearing hat and long-flowing robes standing in front of a horse with attendant and speaking to two ladies, one offering him a drink, all in a rocky garden in front of a terrace with overhanging tree, the foreground with reclining driver in front of a wheeled cart, all within a border of continuous scrolling foliage in blue on a white ground, the underside exterior rim with one highly stylised dragon on each facet on a dark blue ground, all standing on four gilt-metal lobed feet, the base with two-character mark, cui qi, green treasure.

3 inches, 10.1 cm square.

18th century.

Fitted openwork wood stand.

Condition: some touched-in colour on one inner rim.

GBP £1,800.

 

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