England, c1765






Painted with a blue-outlined island riverscape depicting a poling boatman between an island with formal buildings

and a willow, and an island with pine trees, with rocks and low branches before, the sky with small birds; the even powder

blue ground with reserved blue-outlined panels: four fan-shaped border panels painted with detailed panels of willow trees on a

rock, and figures in a boat before an island, each with small birds, alternating with four small round panels of lotus sprigs;

the verso with twigs beneath the rim; 6-character pseudo Chinese character marks


Note: For a similarly painted example, see John Sandon, Phillips Guide to English Porcelain, p.21;

also The Watney Collection, Part III (Phillips Auctioneers) Nov. 2000


Condition: Excellent, with several glaze skips to both surfaces and rim - visible in images;

no chips, breaks or repairs; several firing stains and spits


8” Diameter










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Bow Porcelain Powder Blue Dinner Plate, c1765