17 June 2003
A RARE FAMILLE ROSE MINIATURE 'ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA' TEABOWL AND SAUCER
Finely enamelled with an all-over design, 'Cleopatra' reclining on a four-poster bed embracing 'Anthony' who is sitting at the side of the bed, the canopied bed with green drapes raised to reveal the couple, section of teabowl restuck
the saucer 2¾ in. (7 cm.) diam.
Purchased from The Chinese Porcelain Company.
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This rare design is known as 'Anthony and Cleopatra', although very little documentation about this rare service can be found.
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