Qianlong 1736 – 1795, Chinese Export Porcelain Leaf Shaped Dish.
A Very Large Chinese Export Porcelain Dish, Qianlong Period c.1760-1775. This Large Blue and White Porcelain Leaf Form Dish is Based on Meissen Porcelain in the Japanese Kakiemon Style. The Design is of Two Quail with Millet and a Well Dressed Couple are in the Middle.
A small shallow chip, almost just glaze, on the lower rim c.8 x4 mm. A firing crack to the right side.
Height : 43 cm (16 3/4 inches)
For an almost identical pair of blue and white Chinese Export porcelain dishes, also with one dish of a deeper blue, see : The Two Quail Pattern, 300 Years of Design on Porcelain, A History of the Pattern and a Catalogue of the Porcelain Factories from the East and West (Dr. Chris Girton, Louvic Publications, 2004. ISBN 0-9547195-0-6) page 24, fig.15. A pair of dishes of this form and size see : Fine Chinese Export Porcelain, Jade Carvings and other Hardstones, Sotheby`s London, 13th November 1979, lot 87.