Description & Technical information

European market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain cup and saucer decorated in famille rose enamels with a central medallion of a seated dog surrounded by three leaf reserves with roosters and peonies on a blue ground.

The special feature of this piece is the rare ‘lapis lazuli’ enamel ground as well as the depiction of the Chinese spotted hound.

References:  Williamson 1970, plate VI,  four items with identical decoration from this teaservice, in the Martin Hurst collection; Howard & Ayers 1978, No 144, a saucer.

Date:  Yongzheng period circa 1735
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: Porcelain famille rose
Dimensions: 11.5 cm (4¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art