A Chinese famille rose sauce tureen decorated with shells and rocaille scrolls. Qianlong period
Decorated in the famille rose palette, the center with flowers, the shaped rim of the stand and the cover painted with shells and rocaille scrolls with gold highlights, with pink and green pomegranate knop and rabbit-head handles.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795), circa 1760
- 7.87 in. / 5.90 in. (stand)
- Reference :
A private collection of the West of France
A plate with a very similar decoration is in the collection of the Peabody Essex Museum and is illustrated by Jean Mc Clure Mudge in Chinese export in North America (p. 206, no. 203).
See also The China Trade Museum (inventory number 1978.21.3) at Milton in the Massachusetts and is illustrated in the catalogue of the exhibition Yang-ts’ai : The Foreign Colors – Rose Porcelains of the Ch’ing Dynasty (p. 38, no. 64).
This model derives from the shell or cornucopia designs typical of the 1740’s. It has similarities with the Snoek service but this is not the same rocaille. This design was probably made for the english and spanish markets.