Chinese famille rose'squirrel & vines' coffee cup and saucer, Qianlong (1736-95), moulded with brown squirrels clambering over polychrome vines, the saucer decorated in the centre with a roundel containing a flower-head, diameter of saucer: 4.6 in. Squirrels and grapevines were a popular artistic motif used during the Ming and Qing dynasties, symbolizing a wish for generations of sons and grandsons. See; Terese Tse Bartholomew,'Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art', (San Francisco, 2006), p. Update Due to current restrictions our access to some of our stock is limited.
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The item "Antique Chinese famille-rose'squirrel & vines' coffee cup and saucer, Qianlong" is in sale since Wednesday, November 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain". The seller is "guestandgray" and is located in London.This item can be shipped worldwide.