Porcelain decorated in underglaze cobalt blue and overglaze gold
China - Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)
Blue and white decoration enjoyed a revival in the Western market towards the last quarter of the 18th century, particularly in the production of services for tea, dinner and dessert. Landscape designs with water scenes and distant mountains were a frequent subject.
They were among the most popular Chinese designs and were extensively produced by English ceramic manufactories throughout the 19th century. This pair of tureens and stands were probably based on a European model. A similar tureen and stand was in the former Leo and Doris Hodroff Collection.