3332. A Yellow-Ground Part Dinner Service

A Yellow-Ground Part Dinner Service, each decorated in famille rose enamels and gilt with butterflies in flight beside scattered flowers and xi characters, exterior painted with auspicious bats on white ground, four character Tongzhi mark and of the period (1862-1874), comprising
Twelve dessert plates, diameter c. 14 cm
Eight dessert dishes, diameter c. 10 cm
Ten saucer dishes, diameter c. 8 cm
Ten saucer dishes, diameter c. 7 cm
Three spoons
two plates with nicks, wear
PROVENANCE: These yellow-ground porcelain objects where purchased in China in 1956, by a Swedish businessman who was conducting a business transaction with the Chinese government at the time.