• Lot 152

    RARE ET IMPORTANTE TERRINE COUVERTE ET SON PLAT DE PRESENTATION EN PORCELAINE A DECOR 'FEUILLES DE TABAC'

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, CIRCA 1775

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    RARE ET IMPORTANTE TERRINE COUVERTE ET SON PLAT DE PRESENTATION EN PORCELAINE A DECOR 'FEUILLES DE TABAC'
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, CIRCA 1775
    La terrine en forme d'aubergine, rehaussée d'une belle glaçure violacée unie copiant la couleur du fruit, terminée par une petite tige verte tortueuse agrémentée de feuilles, le couvercle et le plat de présentation en forme de feuilles, ornées de fleurs d'hibiscus, de feuilles de tabac aux couleurs vives et de petites fleurs, la prise du couvercle en forme de sauterelle ; le couvercle cassé et restauré
    Longueur: 22,2 cm. (8¾ in.)


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    This very rare, possibly unique sauce tureen is part of a tradition that includes fruit-form models, like melon and peach, and animal models such as tree squirrel, boar's head, partridge and crab. All were fashionable conceits on European dining tables in the second half of the 18th century. Many of these forms had been made originally by European faience factories ; some were also made later by porcelain factories like Chelsea and Meissen. The eggplant, with its richly enameled cover and stand in the 'tobacco leaf' pattern, seems only to be known in this one Chinese porcelain example.
    For another small 'tobacco leaf' tureen and cover in the shape of a pomegranate, see lot 172 sold in our Amsterdam Rooms, 3 May 2005.

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    Provenance

    Elinor Gordon, Villanova, Pennsylvania.


    Literature

    Elinor Gordon, Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain, The Main Street Press, New York 1977, p.108, pl.97.


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE AND IMPORTANT TOBACCO LEAF EGGPLANT SAUCE TUREEN WITH COVER AND STAND
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, CIRCA 1775