Description & Technical information

A very rare Chinese porcelain meatdish of octagonal shape, painted in underglaze blue with scenes of the manufacture of porcelain, the rim with a border of reserves on a cell diaper.

Images of the manufacture of porcelain actually drawn on porcelain are relatively rare and this is a fine example.

References: Cohen & Cohen 2006, p54, No 33, a blue and white punchbowl with a very similar scene as here on one side.

Date:  circa 1770-80
Period:  Qianlong period, 18th century
Origin:  Chinese
Medium: Blue and white porcelain
Dimensions: 38 cm (15 inches)