19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Mug

19th Century Chinese Export Canton Rose Mandarin Mug

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Chinese export canton famille rose mug, mid-19th century.

 

 

Dimensions: Approximately 3” diameter x 4⅛” tall.

 

Decoration:  

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.