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Rare Qianlong European Subject Coffee Cup and Saucer

Rare Qianlong European Subject Coffee Cup and Saucer

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1213580

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A rare European subject famille rose cup and saucer enamelled with a design of figures and buffalo, evidently copying a European engraving. Ht. of cup: 6.5 cm.; diameter of saucer: 12.0 cm. Qianlong (1736-95).

One minute flake of enamel loss. No other faults.

A pattern I have not come across previously. Clearly the design has been misunderstood and the copyist attempts to reconcile the subject with Chinese motifs- such as the boy seated on a buffalo, holding a windmill. The feet of the animals seem marooned in mid air.