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Chinese Mandarin saucer with figures

This fine Chinese export porcelain saucer is decorated in the so-called Mandarin style with colorful enamels. Depicted is a group of Chinese ladies standing in a room around a seated man playing an instrument. The room is decorated with various precious items and fine furniture. This scene is a painting in itself and the artist has clearly gone to great length to depict the figures in the best possible way. Remarkably, there is virtually no wear to this fine decoration, which is quite unusual for the Mandarin wares. The rim is decorated with three large and three small flower cartouches, reserved on a gold ground. During the 18th century Mandarin wares were highly desired in Europe and it is therefore not surprising that much of these wares were made in China for export to the West. The first wares with this type of decoration were produced during the reign of the Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-1795). The diameter of the saucer is 4.5 inches (11.5 cm).

Excellent, with some tiny chips to the rim and footring.

Qianlong, circa 1750.

Price $225

Please refer to item no. 1KE046 when making inquiries.

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