A rare famille rose 'European-subject' panel 18th century
Lot 406
A rare famille rose Canton enamel 'European-subject' panel 18th century
Sold for £19,800 (US$ 33,280) inc. premium
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A rare famille rose Canton enamel 'European-subject' panel
18th century
Finely painted in soft famille rose enamels with a European pastoral scene, with a couple seated on rockwork by their son and dog in the foreground, with a European landscape and a further pair of toiling figures in the background.
10.8cm x 15.3cm (4in x 6in).


  • The present panel bears relation to a group of similarly painted panels attributed to the Qianlong period, which are believed to have been tribute wares from Guangzhou.

    The soft famille rose enamels and positioning of the figures within a pastoral setting is reminiscent of European water-colour paintings. Compare a repoussé-enamelled example exhibited in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford illustrated by M.Gillingham, Chinese Painted Enamels, Oxford, 1978, Catalogue no.118. A very large repoussé plaque formerly in the collection of Mrs J. Clifford Roscoe, Yorkshire is illustrated by S.Jenyns and W.Watson, Chinese Art II, London, 1980, pl.112, where it is stated that such plaques would have been produced for the European market or the Yuanming Yuan, see ibid, p.152.
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