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A small Chinese export 'Cherry Picker' saucer dish, Qianlong

A small Chinese export 'Cherry Picker' saucer dish, Qianlong

Code: 271101

£145.00 Approx $199.45, €169.79

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