A good quality and rare Chinese export teabowl and saucer, finely potted and translucent, decorated with famille rose enamels and with shaped and gilt rims, and dating from the Yongzheng period. Both the teabowl and saucer are painted with a scene of a figure in armour riding an elephant and with another figure striding out in front in a landscape with flowers and foliage, and with two birds flying overhead near the sun. The back of the saucer is undecorated and the interior of the teabowl is simply decorated with a single flower. Saucer diameter 10.3 cm (4"), teabowl diameter 6.6cm (2.6").
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