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Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with a Chinese apple picker, Yongzheng reign.

Stock Number: 3.7139

Very fine Chinese export eggshell porcelain tea bowl and saucer decorated in opaque enamels from the famille rose (fencai) palette with a Chinese apple picker in a pastoral scene, c. 1730, Yongzheng reign, Qing dynasty. 3.7139

Illustrated: 100 Years of Chinese Export Porcelain, by A. Varela Santos, 2014/2015, cat. 88.

Literature:

• A tea bowl and saucer from the same service is illustrated in The Book of Famille Rose, by G.C. Williamson, pl. XI;

• Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections, by R.L. Hobson, B. Rackham & W. King, London 1931, p. 157, fig. 285/287 for a similar tea bowl and saucer and a plate from the W.J. Holt Collection;

La Ceramique Chinoise sous les Ts’ing, by J.P. van Goidsenhoven, Brussels 1936, plate 110, cat. 262 for a similar tea bowl and saucer.

Saucer is a European requirement to minimize staining the tablecloth as it holds any falling drops from the tea bowl.

中國外銷瓷粉彩蛋殼瓷茶盅及茶碟, 繪有採 摘蘋果的田園景色, 約1730年, 清雍正。

插图: 《百年中国外销瓷》 阿.瓦瑞拉.桑托斯, 2014/2015, 目录 88。

參考文獻:

•《粉彩大全》, 作者 G.C. Williamson, 圖XI, 參見同款茶盅茶碟的插圖;

•《東印度公司瓷器》,作者M. Beurdeley,1974年弗里堡出版,見第117頁,彩圖版21兩件器型稍微不同,以邁森瓷器為原型,施不透明釉,繪花卉紋的兩件水罐;

•《私人貿易者的選擇》,作者D.S. Howard,1994年明尼阿波利斯出版,見第212頁,編號248一件相同器型,繪花卉紋的水罐。

◆ 歐洲人要求必配茶碟, 因為它能擋住從茶盅里流 出的水, 盡量不弄髒桌布。