A large Chinese iron-red mancerina. Qianlong period
Of silver form, decorated in iron-red enamelling.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795)
- 7.87 in. (20 cm)
- Reference :
After a silvered model, probably made for the Spanish market. A mancerina is special piece for the chocolate service. It was invented by a Spanish grandee, in Mexico, in the seventeenth century and was named after the man who had invented it, Pedro de Toledo, 1st Marquis of Mancera, who served as Viceroy of Peru from 1639 to 1648. Known in France as “tasse trembleuse” and “Chocolate stand” in England, some were ordered from China but remain more easy to find in Southern Europe.