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    A good Chinese export grisaille coffee cup & saucer, Qianlong

    A good Chinese export grisaille coffee cup & saucer, Qianlong

    $590 (approx conversion from £450)

    Item details

    A Chinese export coffee cup and saucer of fluted form, decorated en grisaille with fine line black and red enamel with a European scene, and dating from the Qianlong period.   Both the cup and saucer are decorated with a scene of two men in a landscape with buildings. One man is firing a bow and the other is holding a group of arrows upright. At the bottom is a curious figure of a young child wrapped perhaps in a net or a loose cloak.  An intriguing design. Saucer diameter is 11.9 cm, height is 6.3 cm.

    A saucer with this design is shown in Hervouet & Bruneau's book 'La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes' figure 3.12.

    Provenance: formerly in the collection of Dr Hardouin, Nantes.  A label for the Parisian dealer Jacqueline Polles on the base of the saucer.  

    Date: Qianlong circa 1750.

    Condition: both the cup and saucer are in very good condition.  There is a small glaze chip inside the rim of the cup.  No other damage and no restoration.  As can be appreciated from our photographs the enamels are also in very good condition.

    Code
    270605
    Period
    18th Century

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