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Chinese Famille Rose milk jug with deer

This exquisite milk jug exhibits one of the best examples of polychrome enamels on Chinese export porcelain of the 18th century. The milk jug is finely decorated with a scroll depicting two deer and a mushroom under a pine tree and blossoming branch. The scroll is reserved on a background with peony flowers. The rim is decorated with a narrow band with flower cartouches. The decoration is executed in beautiful polychrome enamels in the Famille Rose palette. The quality of the enameling indicates an origin in the reign of the Chinese emperor Yongzheng (1723-1735), around 1730. The height of this jug (including the lid) is just over 4 inches (10.5 cm).

Excellent, with only a small (0.2-inch) chip to interior footring. The enamels on the lid have been over fired, giving them a darker appearance.

Yongzheng, circa 1730.

Price $425

Please refer to item no. 1KD027 when making inquiries.

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