Chinese export porcelain model of a Dutch couple holding hands. Circa 1770, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty

  • Antique Chinese porcelain

Very rare Chinese export porcelain model of a Dutch couple holding hands, standing on a rectangular base,  decorated in opaque enamels of the Famille Rose (falencai) palette.

Circa 1770, Qianlong reign, Qing dynasty.

Height: 22 cm, 8 3/4 in.

Literature:

•a similar group from The Espírito Santo Collection is illustrated in Porcelaine de la Compagnie des Indes by M. Beurdeley, plate V;

•Chinese Export Porcelain: An Historical Survey by E. Gordon, figure 11/12;

•The Copeland Collection by W. R. Sargent, p. 220;

•China for the West by J. Ayers and D. Howard, p. 618;

•Porcelanas da China: Colecção Ricardo do Espírito Santo Silva, fig. 72.

Stock Number: 7.4032