Description & Technical information

Qianlong period 
Anglo-Indian Market
A Chinese export porcelain dish painted in famille rose with an elephant and rider, the rim with bianca-sopra-bianca border and gilt spearhead at the outer rim. This is an item that may have been made for the European colonial market in India, where the East India ships would stop on their long journey between Western Europe and Canton. This market grew as the colonies in India became more established and settled by wealthy European administrators. These items would have been supplied by the private traders on the ships, most likely, in this case, of the English East India Company. References: Beurdeley 1962, p167, cat 81, a tureen and cover from this service is illustrated.

Date:  1770
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 27.5 cm (10⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art