Chinese Canton Painted Enamel Quatrefoil Spoon Tray Qing Antique c 1780
A Chinese Canton enamel quatrefoil spoon tray decorated with a hand painted landscape of a figure with a staff (possiibly Budai) walking through a grassy valley with high sided rocks. There is a waterfall to his right with as river flowing into the distance. There are mountains in the background with a prominent blue painted one in the centre of the scene.
It is made from a copper base with brass edging, the copper has white enamel with polychrome decoration. It dates to late 18th century to early 19th century possibly from the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) the Qing dynasty 清代. Some collectors may refer to this item type as Beijing Enamel.
The dish is 3 13/16 inches ( 9.6 cm) long, 3 1/8 inches ( 8 cm ) wide and 5/8 inches (1.5 cm) high, it weighs 36g unpacked.
It has a little damage: There is some cracking to the enamel on the front and back, There are three cosmetically repaired chips to the underside, not visible from above. Please see the images. Despite the damage it displays well and this is a most attractive item to add to a collection.
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