A Chinese export coffee can or mug, decorated in underglaze blue and then decorated over the glaze with enamels in Holland, and dating from the Qianlong period. The can is decorated with a scene of a boat on a lake amidst islands, with trees and a pavilion on the islands. The Dutch decoration has been added in sympathy with the underglaze blue decoration and has preserved the scene. Height 6.6cm (2.6")
Qianlong c 1740-50
This coffee can is in good condition. There is a small chip at the foot, and a very small chip from the inside of the rim - please see the images. No cracks and no restoration.