Cohen & Cohen

Armorial Charger
Qianlong Period, circa 1740
Diameter: 15 in.; 38.5 cm


Chinese porcelain charger with a finely painted grisaille scene after a 1738 print, La Fontaine de Bacchus engraved by Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) after a painting by Philips Wouwerman (1619-1668) in the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden; the underside with a coat of arms attributed to Robert French of Frenchlands.


Only five other such chargers are recorded: two in the British Museum, with a biblical and a mythological scene; two with flowers after Monnoyer in the Metropolitan Museum, New York and another with flowers in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.


Condition: edge break across the bottom rim restored; rim hairline

Cohen & Cohen

Specialists in Chinese export porcelain and works of art from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Michael Cohen

Ewa Cohen

William Motley

PO Box 366,
Reigate, Surrey RH2 2BB
United Kingdom