A Qianlong Soft-Paste Porcelain Leaf Shape Dish c.1755-1765. Based on an English Soft-Paste Original. The Naturalistic Form is Raised on Three Small Feet, the Back is Moulded with the Veins of the Leaf. The Front is Painted in a Rich Cobalt Blue with a Bird in a Flowering Branch with Two Insects Hovering Near By.
In perfect condition.
Length : 9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
For a Vauxhall Leaf Shaped Dish of a Very Similar Form See : Godden`s Guide to English Blue and White Porcelain (Geoffrey Godden, Antique Collectors Club, 2004) Pages 186-187 Plate 230.
For a very similar Chinese export dish of this shape and design see our `Sold Items` number 18974.