12 July 2005
A PAIR OF FAMILLE ROSE 'TOBACCO-LEAF' OVAL DISHES
QIANLONG, CIRCA 1760-70
Each of stylised leaf form with scalloped rim, boldly painted in underglaze cobalt blue and enamelled with passion flower, peony and lily amongst broad overlapping serrated leaves, the undersides with four underglaze blue and iron-red floral sprays, one with two small chips restored
12 3/8 in. (31.5 cm.) wide (2)
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A tureen and stand from this service and of this form are illustrated by E. Gordon, Collecting Chinese Export Porcelain, London, 1978, colour plate VIII.
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