A Chiese famille rose teapot stand of hexagonal form, dating from the Qianlong period. The centre has been decorated with two quail under a flowering peony which is emerging over the wall of a garden, with its trunk visible through a window in the wall. The rim of the dish is decorated with a band of diaper pattern alternating with small flower heads. Diameter 13.2cm (5.2")
The decoration of two quail (shuang an) has the meaning of 'harmony'.
Provenance: from the Jill McNeile collection and with her collection label.
Date: Qianlong c1740-50
Condition. The teapot stand has one very small rim chip, and some wear to the enamels in the centre from use. Please examine our photographs.