18th Century Chinese Export Famille Rose Pseudo-Tobacco Leaf Creamer
Famille rose sparrow beak creamer, circa 1750.
The rim is decorated with a brown diaper pattern border interspersed with floral vignettes.
The front of the body is dominated by large tobacco leaves in brown and orange with gilt veins. Above and beside these are additional flowers and leaves.
The rear of the body has two floral designs.
The handle is decorated with orange scrolls.
While not a typical pseudo-tobacco leaf pattern, it is identified as such by Debomy in “Tobacco Leaf and Pseudo” at pages 184-185 and is considered to be one of the earliest forms of tobacco leaf decoration identified by W.G. Gulland in his 1898 book “Chinese Porcelain”.
Dimensions: Approximately 5” high.
Condition: A hairline on the body and at the base of the handle, frit on foot rim; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.