Saucer decorated in famille rose enamels and gold, with alternating en camaieu and en grisaille panels of landscape and foliage vignettes reserved on a scrollwork border, central scene of a lady seated before a table and painting a fan as another lady looks on, a child playing with a ribbon while leaning out a window, a second child standing nearby with a bird perched on his finger, a spotted dog in the foreground, all framed by shrubs, trees and a fence;
While the finely painted central scene is Chinese in origin, the delicate scrollwork and intricate cameo-like landscape and foliage designs probably owe their inspiration to border patterns found on c. 1725-1730 tea and coffee services by Meissen. Interestingly, early Meissen chinoiserie decorations include scenes that are related in composition to the one shown here.
|Year Range from||1736|
|Year Range to||1795|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, Probably Decorated in Guangzhou (Canton), China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Museum Purchase|