Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean
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Antique Chinese & Japanese PorcelainEuropean Ceramics & Works
Worcester bell-shaped mug in the 'famille-rose' style, circa 1755-58, decorated with the 'Beckoning Chinaman' pattern, depicting an old man clothed in a long puce robe, standing on a riverbank with large rocks nearby, a bird overhead, the reverse with a large brightly coloured spray of flowers, with grooved handle, ,
Height: 4 3/4in. 12cm
chip and hairline to rim.
The pattern may have been copied from a Chinese famille verte original with a figure of one of the ‘Eight Drunken Immortals of the Tang Dynasty’. For an illustrated example see Marshall, Henry Rissik, 'Coloured Worcester Porcelain of the First Period, 1751-1783', (Newport, 1954), pl. 5, no. 76.
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