A small Chinese export saucer dish decorated in famille rose enamels with the 'Cherry Pickers' design, dating from the Qianlong period. The centre of the dish 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. Another woman and a dog are seated next to a wicker basket full of fruit. Diameter 8.4 cm (3.3")
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. This small dish may have been intended as a saucer or as a serving dish.
Date: Qianlong circa 1760
Condition: this dish is in very good condition with no chips cracks or restoration
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