A Chinese en grisaille tea bowl and saucer decorated with a “bathing scene”. Qianlong period
Decorated with a grisaille European subject semi-eggshell tea bowl and saucer, the saucer painted with a ‘bathing scene’ with a nude lady stepping into a bath with boy attendant pouring water into a bath, within a decorative border at the cavetto with alternating circular and foliate panels painted in puce enamel, all on a gilt decorative ground, the cup painted with the same scene repeated on two sides.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795)
- Reference :
·A similar coffee cup and saucer from the Mottahedeh Collection is published by Hervouet & Bruneau in La Porcelaine des Compagnies des Indes, no. 6.34, p.125.
An identical tea bowl was in the collection of the Dr. Hardouin (Nantes).