Antique Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Tea Bowl and Saucer Qianlong. A beautiful example of antique Chinese "Famille Rose" export porcelain, an eggshell tea bowl and saucer dating to circa 1750, from the reign of the Emperor Qianlong. They are both decorated with a poly-chrome enamel hand painted garden scene with a lady of rank having tea at a table that appears to be partially supported by a tree to the right hand side.
On the table, on which she leans, is a tea bowl, a teapot, a meiping (vase) on a stand with flowers and a bowl on a stand filled with peaches. There are two more women in the scene, one appears to be waiting on the seated lady and the other is walking away with a tray with tea bowls on it. Between the two standing ladies there is a young boy running whilst carrying a ruyi (sceptre).
Above the scene two small long tailed birds are flying. This theme of decoration is sometimes referred to as mei ren (Chinese for beautiful women), or lange lijzen. A Dutch term which is now generically known as Long Elizas.
They are in very good antique condition. The saucer has a little damage: There is a filled repaired chip and short associated crack. The teabowl has a few frit marks.
There is wear to the gilding on both pieces. Tea bowl height 1 5/8 inches (4.3 cm) Tea bowl diameter 2 7/8 inches (7.3 cm) Saucer height 1 inches (2.5 cm) Saucer diameter 4 3/4 inches (12 cm) Total weight 94 grammes unpacked. The item "Antique Chinese Eggshell Porcelain Tea Bowl and Saucer Qianlong Qing 1750" is in sale since Friday, April 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain".
The seller is "jockjen" and is located in South Cumbria. This item can be shipped worldwide.