17 June 2003
A FINE AND RARE FAMILLE ROSE EUROPEAN-SUBJECT TEA-CADDY AND COVER
Enamelled in fine detail on each side with a large roundel depicting two ladies seated in an interior, being offered a dish of fruit by a gentleman in a blue frock-coat, the remaining fruit in a basket on a table beside them together with a large serving spoon, the small domed cover with berry finial, minute chip retouched
5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high
Purchased from The Chinese Porcelain Company.
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A coffee-pot and cover from this very unusual service is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, Paris, 1986, p.145, fig.7.10.
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