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Chinese Export European-subject Meissen-style Large PorcelainTankard

Chinese Export European-subject Meissen-style Large Porcelain Tankard,

Circa 1765-75

The large Chinese Export porcelain bell-shaped tankard painted with a Meissen-style central design within an oval panel on the front of the tankard.  A surround of floating feathers provides an outer border.  The scene depicted shows European merchants discussing barrels being off-loaded from a small boat.  European building and churches can be seen in the background.

Dimensions: 6 3/4 inches high x 4 3/8 inch diameter x 6 3/4 inches across handle.

Provenance: Private New York Collection,

with Elinor Gordon, Villanova, PA (Sold at Winter Show, NYC 12/20/2005)

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