A Chinese export porcelain famille rose cream jug and cover, heightened in iron-red and gilt, painted with three figures on a rooftop looking out over a bay with ships and a walled city in the distance, after a Meissen design, all in a shaped panel with gilt border amongst leaf scrolls in puce and iron-red, beneath a further gilt band on the rim, the cover with two European river landscape scenes after Meissen and similarly decorated.

4 1/2 inches, 11.4 cm high.

Qianlong (1736-1795), Circa 1750.

Condition: perfect. 

·  From the collection of Dr Hardouin, Nantes, France.

·  A cup and saucer of this pattern, possibly from the same tea set in the Victoria & Albert Museum, is illustrated by Francois & Nicole Hervouet & Yves Bruneau in La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, no. 15.27, p. 349.


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