A pair of famille rose export 'European subject' soup plates
Qianlong, circa 1760
Painted and gilt with central shaped panels depicting 'Cybele and the Lion'. The reclining semi-nude female holding a cornucopia of flowers, a child and recumbent sleeping lion at her side, a shepherd in the distance before European style buildings, all within delicately painted gilt scrollwork borders. 22.2cm (8.3/4in) diam.