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A rare pair of massive famille rose chargers with a central panel of peonies and magnolia, and a perching bird, the rim with leaf and scroll panels reserved on a dense floral ground.

The bird shown here is the shoudainiao or 'ribbon-tailled bird', a species which was popular in Chinese design and derived from the Paradise Flycatcher (Terpsiphone paradisii).

These are brightly enamelled and very big! They are in very good condition with one small rim chip to one.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1750
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 54.5 cm (21¹/₂ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art