An Unusual 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Blue and White Shell Shaped Dish, Qianlong c.1760-1780. The Asymmetrical, Rather Rococo Shell Shaped Dish Sits on its Base and Two Snail Form Feet. The Blue and White Design is in the European or English Style and Consists of Interlaced Garden Flowers Including Iris, Tulip and Convolvulus.
In excellent condition, minor fritting. Minor firing crack.
Length : 12 cm (4 3/4 inches)
For a small plate of this design see : Chinese Export Porcelain and Decorative Arts, Sotheby`s London, May 10th and 13th 1988, lot 18.