A Chinese en grisaille “L’Amour et le badinage” teapot and cover. Qianlong period
Of globular form and decorated en grisaille with a scene depicting a courting couple beneath a tree and an amorous couple behind them. A polychrome border of flowers.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1736-1795), ca. 1750
- 4.72 in. (12 cm)
- Reference :
For this design, see Francois & Nicolas Hervouët, La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes à Décor Occidental, 1992, p. 170, 7,84.
This European subject design is believed to possibly be a based upon an engraving by the same name by Jean-Baptiste Pater.