578 Main Street (Rte 7) in Great Barrington, Massachusetts 413-528-1482 Email: paadams@bcn.net

Chinese Export Rose Canton, Mandarin Subject Small Mug

China 1840

An exceptionally beautiful example of Mandarin subject Chinese porcelain made for the Western Market. The colors are very strong with lots of gold highlights. The band at the top features two dragons of opposing colors centered by a flaming pearl. Minimal rubbing to the gold, mostly at the rim. No repairs.

I find there is a lack of information of how to date rose canton of this variety. It is common to find attributions from the late 18th century to the late 19th century. As later productions seem to decline in quality I play it safe with a middle compromise.

Price

$630

Condition

Excellent. Only slight wear to the gold.

Measurements

Height: 3.94 in.
Width/Length: 2.94 in.
Depth: 3.88 in.

Next Piece

European Porcelain Japanese Style Ivory Tusk Form Vase, Ca. 1890

Modeled to accurately imitate a carved and hollowed out engraved section of an elephant’s tusk in the Japanese style. The modeling depicts two robed people in a rocky and mountainous landscape on one side and a single tree with rocks and mountains on the back. The pierced foot rim is meant to look like green […]