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Chinese Export Porcelain Tankard with Painting of a Hanging Flower Basket, Birds and Butterflies,  Circa 1780.

Chinese Export Porcelain Famille Rose Tankard,  

with Painting of Hanging Flower Basket, Birds and Butterflies,  Circa 1780.

The unusual Chinese Export barrel-form tankard with loop handle surmounted with a heart is painted in some detail on the front and sides with a tree with a hanging oversized flower basket with butterflies and scattered bouquets of flowers.  Around the rim is  a Greek-key design in gold on an orange band and below a  green-enamel saw-tooth band.

Dimensions: 6 1/2 inches high x 4 1/2 inches diameter x 7 inches across handle.

Provenance: Private New York Collection;

With Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.

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