19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Mug
Chinese export canton famille rose mug, mid-19th century.
Dimensions: Approximately 3” diameter x 4⅛” tall.
The rim is edged in gold.
The border is decorated with a pattern of colorful flowers and butterflies.
The body is decorated with a continuous domestic garden scene.
The intertwined handle has remnants of gilding.
The base is unmarked and is roughly potted.
For a discussion of Canton famille rose porcelain, see Feller, “Chinese Export Porcelain of the 19th Century: The Canton Famille Rose Porcelains”.
There is also a discussion in Chapters XIV and XV of Nadler, “China to Order”.
Condition: Rubbed gilding on the handle; otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.