A FAMILLE ROSE CANTON ENAMEL 'EUROPEAN-SUBJECT' RUBY-BACK SAUCER-DISH
qianlong seal mark within decoration, probably 19th century
With shallow rounded sides, the interior enamelled with a scroll panel unrolled to depict three ladies in a riverside field with a sheep, reserved on a dense floral ground below classic scroll around the rim, the reverse enamelled pink around a blue-enamelled dragon among clouds in the base
11 in. (28.5 cm.) diam.