A fine 18th century Chinese porcelain tea bowl, decorated in London in the workshop of James Giles c.1755-65, painted in "bianco sopra bianco" and colourful bouquet of flowers, including a pair of pink roses, a butterfly, insect and scattered flowers on the back, the rim painted in red. Dimensions: 7.7 cm diam x 4 cm high. Condition: a tiny 1 cm glaze crack . Unmarked.
* Examples with similar decoration are illustrated in "The Early James Giles and his contemporary London Decorators" by Stephen Hanscombe, page 71, plate 51, 52.