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Dia.: 23 cm
- In quasi excellent condition, with a few tiny superficial chips around the foot rim and some sections with glaze lines.
The Calcutta tiger hunt is one of, if not the rarest hunting scene found on Chinese export porcelain in the Qianlong period. Finely painted with the European hunters and their hounds attacking a saber-toothed tiger on a riverbank, the smoke from their guns partially obscuring their prey and a caped onlooker on a porch at the side, the rim with a series of borders enclosing puce vignettes of Western landscapes and famille rose bird and tree shrew roundels
- Christie's, New York, Jan. 21, 1999, lot 88, for another example. (sold USD 17.250) (link)