Description & Technical information

European or American market

Price:  £18,500

A pair of famille rose loving cups and covers of European form with moulded double strap handles, the decoration in bright enamels with a bird on a rock with borders of flowers and floral panels on a puce scale 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).

Date:  circa 1790
Period:  18th century, Qianlong period
Origin:  China
Medium: Porcelain famille rose
Dimensions: 32.5 cm (12³/₄ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art