Dealers in Chinese Antique porcelain and works of art, from the Ming period ( 1368 - 1644 ) and Ching periods ( 1644 - 1912 ).

A Large Famille Rose European Decorated Enamel Jardinaire 18th/19th Century.

 

The Jardiniere is cast with upright flared side and is brightly decorated with four shaped panels of European figures in a garden setting, the reserved yellow ground brightly applied with bats among clouds.

The First Panel  showing two Europeans being approached by a third who holds a tray of food., in a landscape setting with sheep in front.

The second panel with three foreigners, one of them carrying an elephant tusk the other a vase. The dignitary holding a gold coin in his hand.

The third panel with two foreigners, one holding a parasol over the head of a caped dignitary, he stands by a small elephant, whose saddle holds a vase with implements. All set by a lake with buildings in the background.

The fourth scene with three foreigners and a dog in a a landscape setting,  one holding a clock, the other running towards them with an object aloft in his hands.

Width:  41cms

Condition: Some flaking of enamel to the top rim repainted.

Provenance: Spink & Son, Ltd., London 1965.

£16 000.

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