A Chinese export cream jug with grisaille decoration and with a gilt flower and leaf scroll decoration around the rim. The decoration shows a finely-dressed standing figure holding a branch of coral next to a crouching boy who in turn is holding an animal by a chain. The continuous scene also has two Chinese vases, one containing more coral, peacock feathers and linghzhi fungus and further round what appears to be a large European tankard. A most curious scene. Qianlong c1750
Condition. This cream jug is in good condition. There is a short firing crack at the rim, less visible from the outside. The black enamelling is in very good condition. There is some rubbing and loss to the gilt decoration around the body of the jug. The lid is missing.
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