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Two Chinese Famille Rose teacups in Meissen style

This pair of Chinese export porcelain teacups has a decoration which is directly derived from European examples. During the 18th century, famous European factories such as Meissen and Lowestoft produced wares with attractive floral patterns. These pieces attracted a lot of interest, and the European East India companies soon started commissioning similar pieces in China. These cups are an excellent example of this practice. The outside of the cups is elaborately decorated with scrollwork with flowers and butterflies. The inside of the cups has a floral spray which is inspired by the "Deutsche Blumen" pattern of Meissen. These cups date from the reign of the Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-1795), around 1760. The height of the cups is 1.75 inches (about 4.5 cm).

Good, with some wear to the decoration. In addition, one cup has a 1-inch hairline fracture.

Qianlong, circa 1760.

Price $135 (pair)

Please refer to item no. 2KC021 when making inquiries.

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