QIANLONG 1736 – 1795 Chinese Export Porcelain

An 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain Cress Dish c.1775-1780. This Blue and White Porcelain Pierced Draining Dish is a Hand-Painted Copy of a Transfer Printed English Porcelain `Pine Cone` Pattern Cress Dish from the Worcester Factory.


In good condition but with extensive fritting and small glaze chips to the reverse of the rim.
Diameter : 18.5 cm (7 1/4 inches)
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For a Chinese export porcelain `Pine Cone Pattern` cress dish and stand after a Worcester original see : Oriental Export Market Porcelain and its Influence on European Wares (Geoffrey A. Godden, Granada, 1979. ISBN 0246110570) page 153, plate 62. There are numerous example of the Worcester original and copies by other English factories in : Godden`s Guide to English Blue and White Porcelain (Geoffrey A. Godden, Antique Collectors` Club, 2004. ISBN 1-85149-448-0). I



Chinese Copies of `Pine Cone` Pattern :
The transfer printed Worcester porcelain original dates to c.1770-1775. The design known as the `Pine Cone Pattern` was one of the most common of all transfer printed Worcester porcelain designs and it is by far the most commonly found on Chinese export porcelain. It is interesting that the Chinese made quite allot of cress dishes with this Worcester design but the originals are not common, however common Worcester forms like teaware were probably not made by the Chinese. For an example of a rare Chinese copy of a Worcester `Fence Pattern` jug see our `Sold Items` number 23456.