Fabulous Chinese Export porcelain tankard decorated in the Famille Rose palette, circa late 18th Century.
This large tankard is beautifully decorated with figures, most likely a palace scene. The painting is exquisite. The faces are delicately detailed, and the costumes show all the folds in a natural way, with details picked out in gilt. The painting is heavy, you can feel the enamel standing up from the surface of the porcelain.
Nice double twist ribbed handle, ending in leaf finials. All picked out in gilt.
Again, a really beautiful border at the top, with flowers, butterflies, fruit and a scroll.
Excellent condition, with only a bit of rubbing on the enamel line at the top, and one tiny nick on the rim which I have showed in a closeup photo. Inside the rim there is an indented semicircular line in the glaze, which happened "in the making." I blacklighted this to make sure it isn't a repair. It isn't.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" high, 2 3/8" diameter at the rim. Width including the handle 4 1/2".
Early American antiques, Folk Art, early Pottery and Porcelain
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