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Large teabowl, Yongzheng c.1730, with figure representing ’Charity’

Large teabowl, Yongzheng c.1730, diameter 3¾", representing ’Charity’, with a nursing mother holding her child, and two small boys with European clothes; one holding her hand and the other with a stick.

The sides and reverse with two large cuckoos on aster sprays, relating to the so-called ’Cuckoo on the House’ design; the interior with flower sprays.

Reference : Howard, David and Ayers, John; China for the West, p.86-87 for a teabowl and saucer

Condition : Two short haircracks sealed and now invisible

Size : 3¾ inches diameter

Stock Number : 41677

Price : £280

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