A Chinese famille rose teapot decorated with a flower basket and blossom within rococo reserves. Height: 12.5 cm. Qianlong (1735-95).
Probably associated lid, though a good match. At one point a strainer was mounted on the interior and the mounts are still visible on the exterior on either side of the spout with some enamel loss in this area. No other damage
Dutch decorated “ Cherry Pickers” Chinese porcelain bowl enamelled with European figure subjects of a man and woman seated with a basket of fruit, a lady singing from music, a man climbing a ladder to pick cherries and a confronting pair of birds, the interior with a flower basket. Diameter: 15.0 cm. 1735-45.
An unusual small Chinese export octagonal platter decorated in underglaze blue and famille rose enamels with a lady punting, a leaping fish and in the background a castellated wharf with a mosque. Length: 26.2 cm. Qianlong, c. 1780.
Rim chip at lower right. No other faults.
Such mosques are said to be typical of the Coromandel coast of India ...click for details