Chinese Export double handled ‘marriage’ cup, insects & doves, c. 1765

$685.00 AUD

Superb quality Chinese Export double handled cup, painted with a roundel to either side containing the initials ‘ACA’, surmounted by a pair of doves, one with a ring in its beak; flanked to either side with four detailed insects including a blue fly, dragonfly, and butterfly, the handles moulded as dragons.

Circa 1765


The combination of 3 initials, and 2 doves (1 with a golden ring in its beak) suggests this is a marriage piece – A + C being the husband/wife, A the common surname.


19.5cm high, 16cm wide
excellent condition




In stock

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