A Chinese famille rose 'Calcutta Tiger Hunt' plate, Qianlong

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This lot was sold on 2022-05-14 and is no longer available

Dia.: 23 cm

Condition: (UV-checked)
- In quasi excellent condition, with a few tiny superficial chips around the foot rim and some sections with glaze lines.

品相:(已用紫外线光检查)
- 几乎全品,底足上几处小飞皮,盘子几处惊釉。

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

Ref.:
- Christie's, New York, Jan. 21, 1999, lot 88, for another example. (sold USD 17.250) (link)

Price incl. premium: € 10.200