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A CHINESE EXPORT CAFÉ-AU-LAIT GROUND BLUE AND WHITE BOWL AND A TEABOWL
THE PORCELAIN, KANGXI PERIOD, CIRCA 1700 
each similarly decorated, the exterior enameled in white, green and dark red probably in England with a large crane with outspread wings and bold floral displays issuing from a small vase, the interior painted with foliate motifs in underglaze-blue.
diameter of bowl 6 in.; diameter of teabowl 3 1/2 in.
15.3 cm; 9 cm
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Provenance

Teabowl, Property from the Collection of Cora and Benjamin Ginsburg, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 2, 2003
Bowl, Peter Williams, Tallarn Green, Cheshire, November, 1992
Vogel Collection nos. 571 and 727.3

Catalogue Note

Wares of this type are discussed by Errol Manners in his paper 'The English Decoration of Oriental Porcelain: some overlooked groups 1700-1750', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol. I9, Part 1, where the author illustrates three further pieces of 'Batavian ware' porcelains with London decoration, pl. 12 and 14, two bowls previously in the Bernard Watney Collection, the first featuring the same type of bird as seen on the present lot; and pl. 13 a small mug of the same form as the Dwight stoneware example in this collection (lot 609). A teabowl and beaker with this type of bird decoration are illustrated by Helen Espir, European Decoration on Oriental Porcelain 1700-1830, London, 2005, p. 206, figs. 1-2.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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