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AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BUTTER-DISH AND COVER
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AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BUTTER-DISH AND COVER

CIRCA 1770-80

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AN UNUSUAL FAMILLE ROSE CIRCULAR BUTTER-DISH AND COVER
Circa 1770-80
The shallow dish with short steep sides and applied with two tabs at the rim, the shallow domed cover cut at the rim and with a bud-finial, enamelled in the 'Mandarin' pattern with panels of figures and landscapes within a cell-pattern border at the rim
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) wide
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Lot Essay

Butter-dishes of this form are found in Meissen porcelain of circa 1735-40; they were also made by English factories, particularly Worcester, in circa 1770, although the finial by this time was modelled as a flower. A Chinese blue and white butter-dish and cover of this form, after a Meissen original, is in the Princessehof Museum, Leeuwarden, illustrated by D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinese Export Porcelain - Chine de Commande, London, 1974, fig.111. A Delft and a Meissen butter-dish of this form were included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Porcelain for Palaces, British Museum, 1990, nos.278 and 300.
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