CUP & SAUCER .
Painted in very delicate FAMILLE ROSE , illustrating a rich chinese interior-scene, showing a mandarin seated on a " settee " , charming a court-lady seated on his knees : the scene watched by their son peeping from behind a screen. The small rim-section of conventional type in black & gold .
Period : YONGZHENG : 1723 - 1735 .
Refer. : " The Book of the Famille Rose " , G. Williamson , pl. XV .
Proven. : Sotheby's Amsterdam : 19/11/1981 , n° 182 .
Condition : excellent overall , a 1 cm tiny hairline on the saucer .