Mandarin mug with hunting scene, c.1750

Chinese porcelain mug made for export during the Qianlong period, measures 5″ high

Decorated with panels depicting a hunting scene in the Mandarin style

With a beautifully painted cobalt blue Fitzhugh style border

The original handle was replaced with a gesso covered aluminum armature, painted to match the porcelain. Time has not been kind to the handle, as very little gesso remains with just a hint of color

This is what the original handle might have looked like

Photo courtesy of Andrew Dando

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