A Rare Pair of London Decorated Chinese Tea Bowls C1758-63 Probably James Giles

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A Rare Pair of London Decorated Chinese Tea Bowls C1758-63 Probably James Giles

A Rare Pair of London Decorated Chinese Tea Bowls C1758-63 Probably James Giles

Decorated in iron red with figures in a landscape

Gilt border to inner rim and band to foot

Probably in the workshop of James Giles

C1758-63

Diameter: 2 7/8″ (7.3 cm)

Condition: gilding with wear, tiny bruise to rim of one tea bowl

Stephen Hanscombe ‘James Giles, China and Glass Painter 1718-80’ illustrates a coffee cup from this service, no. 105

And writes ‘The Chinese coffee cup painted with a continuous watery scene in iron red has gilding strongly

Associated with the Giles workshop, and may be a survivor from a Giles service with this rare decoration.’