Large Chinese porcelain famille rose pseudo tobacco leaf oval meat dish, painted with the classical design with wheels, rings, and tropical flowers and leaves in green, pink, iron red, brown and gilt, the base unglazed.

16 ¾ inches, 42.5 cm diameter.

Qianlong, 1736-1795.

Condition: excellent, tiny rim nibbles.

  • Formerly in an English private collection, Dorset.
  • A sauce boat stand of this pattern dated to circa 1775 is illustrated in colour by David Howard and John Ayers in China for the West, volume Two, no. 556, p. 541.
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