Rare Bow famille rose 'Two Quail' pattern dish, c. 1760.


A fine and rare Bow porcelain octagonal dish, c.1758 -1760. Unusually painted in the famille rose palette with the 'Two Quail' or 'Partridge' pattern, the two birds Beneath a flowering plant. The border with flowers, within a puce foliate border.
Diameter - 19 cm, 7 1/2".
Condition - Small chip to reverse - please see images for detail. Otherwise in perfect condition. No restoration.

Literature: Usually painted in Kakiemon style enamels, it is rare to find the Two Quail pattern in famille rose enamels.
A similarly decorated hexagonal teapot and cover is illustrated by Dr Chris Girton, The Two Quail Pattern (2004), p.40, fig.29.

Medium: Porcelain.

Condition: Small chip to reverse - please see images for detail. Otherwise in perfect condition. No restoration.

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