Description & Technical information

An unusual famille rose meat dish following a Hoechst faience form and painted with geese and waterbirds on a pond within a border of floral sprays, a phoenix or parrot on a branch above, the moulded border with scattered flowers.

This shape is rare in Chinese porcelain and copies a type made originally in the German factory of Hoechst, with the distinctive baroque moulding on the rim, itself probably derived from a silver rim moulding

Date:  1770
Period:  Qianlong period, 18th century
Medium: Chinese export porcelain
Dimensions: 40.5 cm (16 inches)