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Mug

ca. 1790

Chinese, Qianlong period (1735–96)

Hand-painted porcelain

5 in. H x 4 1/4 in. Dm (12.7 cm H x 10.2 cm Dm)

$1,100.00

Out of stock

This blue and white Chinese porcelain mug is beautifully hand-painted in the ‘Nanking’ pattern, which, along with the famous ‘Willow’ pattern, was among the early standardized patterns for Chinese export porcelains. The pattern’s name comes from the port from which Chinese porcelains were shipped to the West. Indeed, the ‘Nanking’ pattern enjoyed great success in the West and was exported in huge quantities. The handle, molded in the form of a dragon, contributes to the overall chinoiserie effect of this mug, revealing Chinese export porcelain’s role to fulfil a European desire for exotic goods.

This blue and white Chinese porcelain mug is beautifully hand-painted in the ‘Nanking’ pattern, which, along with the famous ‘Willow’ pattern, was among the early standardized patterns for Chinese export porcelains. The pattern’s name comes from the port from which Chinese porcelains were shipped to the West. Indeed, the ‘Nanking’ pattern enjoyed great success in the West and was exported in huge quantities. The handle, molded in the form of a dragon, contributes to the overall chinoiserie effect of this mug, revealing Chinese export porcelain’s role to fulfil a European desire for exotic goods.

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Condition

Excellent. Tiny firing crack to dragon handle as well as some minor roughness and rubbing. Tiny rim chip measuring approximately 0.4 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

Excellent. Tiny firing crack to dragon handle as well as some minor roughness and rubbing. Tiny rim chip measuring approximately 0.4 cm.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

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All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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