31 March - 1 April 2009
An assorted lot of Chinese famille rose 'European-subject' porcelain
Comprising a bowl enamelled to both sides with two ladies and a gentleman in a continuous spring landscape, hairline crack to base, 14.4 cm. diam.; two hexagonal pattipan, minor damages, small restoration, 13.5 cm. wide max.; a milk-jug painted with a reversible head of a young and an older lady, 8.7 cm. high; a cup and saucer painted with a seamstress; a small monogrammed cup and saucer painted with two children, hairline crack; and a tea-bowl decorated with figures in a landscape, frits, gilt rubbing (9)
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The design of the reversible head of the milk-jug comes, according to D.S. Howard and J. Ayers in China for the West, vol. II, London, 1978, p. 378, pl. 372, from a series of such heads probably originating from a comic print.
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