Chinese Canton covered porcelain entree dish (c. 1820-40)

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A square Canton porcelain covered entree dish with dimpled corners. The decoration is in cobalt underglaze blue with a willow tea house pattern. The dish has a flaring rim with an inset for the domed cover with finial. The tea house decoration is bordered with a cobalt band and scolloped cloud with a mounded center and topped with an acorn finial. The interior repeats the cobalt band and  scolloped cloud border. Centered on the flat base of the dish is a dimpled cornered cobalt banding framing another willow teahouse view. The exterior is decorated on all four sides with a trophy of fruit.

China, made for the Western trade, circa 1840.

Condition: Pitting, areas of discoloration, and irregularities commensurate with ceramic firing technique, age, and use. Good overall condition.

Materials: Porcelain, Glaze

Dimensions: 9-1/2" W x 8" D x 5-1/2" H

SKU: 9482

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