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Rare Chinese Export European-Subject Dish
Category: Ceramics
SubType: Chinese Export Porcelain
Origin: China
Era: 18th Century
A Rare Chinese Export European-Subject Dish.

The dish, of lobed oval form, is decorated in famille-rose enamels, with a scene depicting a European figure wearing a puce jacket, iron-red waistcoat and white breeches, and holding a crock in one hand. He is seated beside a recumbent elephant, the beast looking over its shoulder at the mane. The elephant's hide is in tones of sepia, with gilded tusks. There are two trees to one side and a pair of birds above flying across the blue sky, all within an iron-red circle diaper border.

Dimensions: 9 inches (22.9 cm) wide.

Condition: Typical rubbing, restoration.

See: Le Corbeiller: China Trade Porcelain, pl. 48.

Lloyd Hyde: Chinese Porcelain for the European Market, col. pl. VIII.

Circa 1765- 1770.

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