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Qianlong famille rose cup and saucer

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Category
Period
Reference
5500
Diameter
12 cm (4 3/4")
Chinese eighteenth century famille rose cup and saucer made during the reign of the Emperor Qianlong for export to Europe.

the excellent deep rich enamels show a large family on a picnic having arrived on the river bank with a boat. Detail and painting is excellent even down to the mother holding a baby in the boat.

The cup and saucer was to be used in the new coffee houses and was based on the already established chocolate cup shape.

Saucer 11.5cm diameter the cup is 6.5cm tall

Diameter
12 cm (4 3/4")
Year
c 1760
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Perfect condition iron spot to the inside of the cup which happened during firing