QIANLONG 1736 – 1795. Chinese Export Porcelain

A Chinese Export Porcelain Porringer with Famille Rose Decoration. Based on an Original 18th Century European Metal Shape, Which Can also be Found in Pottery. The Body Decorated with Three Large Flowering Branches of Peony.


Condition: Very good, the underneath of the handle with to small shallow chips c.3 x 5mm and 3 x 3mm.

Size: Diameter : 15.5cm (6 inches).



Stock number: 20770.

A porringer is a small ceramic or metal vessel from which Europeans and colonial Americans ate their gruel or porridge, or other soft foods. Porringers were usually of shallow circular form, they had a flat, sometimes ornately decorated handle, occasionally they had two handles at opposite sides, which the owner`s initials could be engraved on the metal versions. Some porringers have covers.

Provenance :
Collection of Col. Edger William and Bernice Chrysler Garbisch.
Sotheby`s Parke Bernet at “Pokety Farms” in Cambridge, Marlyland U.S.A. 23/05/1980, Lot 405 (pair).
The Tom Lurie Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain.

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