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A small Chinese export shell-shaped dish, Qianlong


Code: 240409

A small Chinese export shell-shaped dish, decorated in underglaze blue, and dating from the Qianlong period. The front of the dish is decoratd with a bold central peony flower and within a patterned border.  The handle is decorated with a diaper pattern.  The reverse of the dish is moulded into ribs and has a simple band of decoration around the rim.  There are stilt marks where the dish was supported in the kiln during firing.  Length 10.6cm (4.2"), depth 2.5cm (1").

Dating: Qianlong c1760-80

Condition: Filled chips to the pointed tips of the flat handle, and one flat area to one tip.  No other damage.