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Chinese Export Porcelain Tobacco Leaf Large Tankard

Chinese Export Porcelain Tobacco Leaf Large Tankard,

Circa 1775.


The large Tobacco Leaf pattern tankard of cylindrical form and scalloped rim is painted with oversized leaves and flowers in a pattern known as Tobacco Leaf and True Tobocco Leaf.  Around the sides of the handle are scattered flower sprays.  The loop handle in the form of bamboo but squared off.

The design is particularly striking on this example with bright colours and strong design. Handle off/on.

Dimensions: 5 3/8 inches x 4 7/8 inches diameter x 7 inches.

Provenance: Private New York Collection

Christie's New York, Lot 105 26th January 2006.

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