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A MATCHED PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'TOBACCO-LEAF' SOUP-PLATES
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A MATCHED PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'TOBACCO-LEAF' SOUP-PLATES

CIRCA 1775 AND CIRCA 1795

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A MATCHED PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'TOBACCO-LEAF' SOUP-PLATES
Circa 1775 and Circa 1795
Each with foliate rims, one with moulded border, brightly enamelled and gilt with a pheasant perched on a branch looking at its companion appearing from behind a large leaf with turquoise, blue and yellow overlapping similar leaves in the foreground embellished with flower sprays, a pair of squirrels playing amongst fruit to one side at the rim, rim frits, one with frits infilled
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam. (2)
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Lot Essay

The 'tobacco-leaf' design became popular from about 1765 and continued to be made into the early 19th Century. Although pieces with this design can often be dated by their shape, the use of blue enamel on these wares appears to have commenced during the last decade of the 18th Century; the prolific use of blue enamel can be seen on many examples of Chinese export art of this date.
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