A Chinese export famille rose teabowl decorated with the 'Cherry Pickers' scene and dating from the Qianlong period. The outside of the teabowl is decorated with a scene of a man standing on a ladder throwing down fruit from a tree to a woman who is holding out her skirt to catch it. A dog is seated beneath the tree next to a wicker basket full of fruit. Another woman is running towards the tree. There is a gilt chain decoration aorund the inside of the rim. Diameter 7.5 cm (3")
This well-known design is thought to be taken from a print by Nicolas Ponce after a painting ('La Cueilette des cerises') by Pierre-Antoine Baudouin.
Date: Qianlong c 1760-70
Condition: There are glaze faults on this teabowl: there are areas of glaze crawl to the exterior and to the foot, and kiln grit adhering to the glaze of the interior. There are two shallow chips to the foot rim, and a manufacturing fault within the foot. No other issues and no restoration. Please examine our photographs.