Chinese Export Rose Canton, Mandarin Subject Small Mug
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.
Excellent. Only slight wear to the gold.
Height: 3.94 in.
Width/Length: 2.94 in.
Depth: 3.88 in.