Description & Technical information

A rare Chinese export porcelain watch stand decorated in famille rose enamels with appliqué flowers, of cylindrical form with a flared and ribbed base, the cover with floral knop.

Such watch stands are realtively rare in Chinese porcelain and were made for both the European market and also for the Chinese market where there was a notable interest in European watches and automata.

References: Beurdeley 1962, Cat 89, another example; Pinto de Matos 1998, p307, another example; Howard & Ayers 1978, No 586; Jörg 1989, No 26.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 19 cm (7¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art