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Grisaille 'European Subject' Teabowl and Saucer, C. 1750

Y992 Grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750
Y992 Grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750
Y992 Grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750
Y992 Grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750
Ref: Y992
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Chinese grisaille 'European Subject' teabowl and saucer, c. 1750, Qianlong (1736-95), with foliate rim, decorated in the centre with a courting lady and gallant in European dress seated beneath a tree, with a further amorous couple in a thicket in the background, the border with Dutch over-painted sprays of flowers and fruiting branches, diameter of saucer: 4 3/4in.,12cm; condition: chip to rim of saucer, hairline to rim of teabowl, minute friting to edges. The design fort his set is though to be based upon an engraving by Jean-Baptiste Pater, perhaps a preparatory work for 'L'Amour et le Badinage'.