Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
English or Danish market

A pair of Chinese export porcelain blue and white tripod salts modelled after a baroque silver form, painted with buildings in mountainous landscapes.

This form is very rare and would appear to be copied from a European shape possibly copying a Danish silver type.

References: Litzenburg 2003, p219, a single example with different decoration to the outside of the cup.

Date:  1750
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 12 cm (4³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art