Reference #: CEPES37
A CHINESE EXPORT ‘PEEPING TOM’ TEABOWL AND SAUCER
Length: 3 and 4 5/8 inches (7.6 and 11.8 cm)
painted in rose camaїeu within a gilt-edged oval panel on the front and reverse of the tea bowl or a central roundel in the saucer with a youth peeking through a window at an amorous couple at a table beneath a drapery, the sides of the tea bowl with pairs of cornucopias repeated as an element in strapwork, foliate-scroll and scalework panel border on the saucer.
A milk jug similarly decorated and illustrated by Hervouët and Bruneau, p. 173, no. 7.95, was in the collection of François Hervouët, sold at Sotheby’s in Monte Carlo on June 22, 1987, lot 1616; and subsequently was in collection of Angelo Castelo Branco Cerqueira Caldas, sold at Sotheby’s in London on May 8, 1990, lot 139.