Chinese Export coffee cup with applied leaves, C. 1745 - For Sale
Chinese Export coffee cup with applied leaves, C. 1745
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Stock #: 1013041 Size: 7cm high
Price: AU$ 320.00
Unusual Chinese Export coffee cup, the ribbed body applied with leaves and berries, painted in soft tones with groups of flowers beneath the rim, the applied decoration also picked out in enamels.
References: ref. Godden -Oriental Export Market Porcelain- p171 for a teapot with similar raised work, which is quite rare. The early French porcelains of Saint Cloud and Mennecy include applied flowers such as this, and were most probably the origin for the Chinese
Condition: several hairlines where leaves join, fritting to rim