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"love birds" on Chinese export porcelain: have you seen this before?
I had been eyeing this Chinsese export teacup and saucer for months and months and finally pulled the trigger to give it as a gift to my fiancé. Now that I have it, it's more delicate and beautiful than it looks in photos. I'm assuming it dates from the early 19th c., maybe as early as the 1790s?
Just wanted to see if anyone had seen this pattern before or own some.
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Hi Steve. I’m sure you referenced ‘lovebirds’ as a euphemism since you bought them as a gift for your fiancée.
I’m not experienced enough with export ware to date them, or speak of their scarcity, but if it helps, the birds have spurred legs and are ground dwelling based upon the image - I’d say they are pheasants.
Perhaps a known coat of arms.
@greeno107 Interesting. I hadn't thought of them as pheasants nor that it might be armorial. Thank you.
@steve Ground birds in love, "birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it, let's do it, let's fall in love," it is a wonderful gift, can't imagine not being happy with it, very charming. I think it could date to 1790-1810 by shape. Sharon
Thanks, Sharon. I bought them b/c I couldn't think of anything else but when I opened them I realized how lovely they are and that I made the right decision.
That's a new one on me, Jeremy may have seen it. Unfortunately I can't get a good zoom on it, but that kind of style decoration fits with the date you suggest. It is a lovely idea for a gift, I would be delighted with it!
I also think they are pheasants, they often have those feathers sticking out at the back of the head. I love pheasants, we would have up to 18 at a time visiting us in Winter at Alpaca feeding time! Some became really tame. I do miss that.
Sorry, I seem to be sharing lots of memories, today. 😊
I have a saucer like this one, here is the link:
@yinchris Yes, I see the simliarities. Probably from around the same time, yours may be a little older. I like that the birds are kissing (?) - very sweet.
@yinchris That little black bird saucer I recently posted, the lady working at the charity shop for some reason felt compelled to tell me that it had a cup with it when it came in, but it was so glued and taped that she threw it away. I would have been so much happier not knowing, but I just smiled, I've gotten pretty good with glue.
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