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A CHINESE EXPORT TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735

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PERIOD: 18th century

A CHINESE EXPORT TEABOWL AND SAUCER CIRCA 1735 each painted with a Dutchman riding an elephant in a glade and being followed by two striding Dutch attendants bearing tributes: a vase of coral and fungi or a covered urn, the interior rim with a gold and oxidized silver blossom and foliate border delineated in iron-red. The teabowl rim with two small chips. As richly enameled as the more traditional Yongzheng porcelains with Chinese subjects, this teabowl and saucer, like lot 139, also depicts an unusual scene of Europeans with various tribute items. An identical teabowl and saucer are illustrated by Williamson, pl. XIX (bottom, right); and by Palmer, p. 69, pl. 5. A saucer from the Musée Guimet, Paris, is illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, p. 105, no. 4.75; and a coffee cup and saucer are illustrated by Howard and Ayers, Vol. I, p. 199, no. 197, and were in the W. Martin-Hurst Collection, no. 339, and subsequently in the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Rafi Y. Mottahedeh, sold in these rooms on October 19, 2000, lot 189

PRIX: $4000

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