Very rare CUP & SAUCER .
The fond-color is of very brilliant upperglaze blue tone. In the center depiction of a black-and-white dog,sitting by flowers ; surrounded by 3 leaf-shaped panels with gilt stems, showing cocks and peonies .
Period : YONGZHENG : 1723 - 1735 .
Refer.: " China for the West ", Howard & Ayers , pl. 144.
" The Book of the Famille Rose ", G. Williamson , color plate VI.
Provenance: bought at the TEFAF 2002, by Vanderven ( label )
The special feature here is the very rare lapis lazuli blue ground .Mentionned by David Howard in his book as " exceptional quality" .
The saucer perfect , the teabowl a hairline.