Among Canton enamels a never seen quality like this.
The images do not show that, but the full beauty of the small ornaments on this very small tray ( 11 cm. X 12,5 cm. ) you only can regard with a magnifying glass.
But not just the execution of the ornaments is outstanding, please regard alone the face of this young woman in the center of the piece. By regarding this piece in nature it is to see, that the quality of this Canton piece is outstanding and at least as good as the best examples of Imperial Peking enamel European subject pieces.
A Museum quality piece !
Enamel on a copper body.
18th century ( Qianlong )
Condition : Some wear on the front and a small old repair to the edge on the back.