A painted enamel ruby-backed saucer

Painted enamel ruby-backed saucer
Painted enamel ruby-backed saucer detail

CPE366

18th century
Diameter: 4 1/2 in, 11.5 cm

the well is painted with a six-lobed medallion of Saint Joseph, sitting on the trunk of a tree, and the Christ Child, surrounded by a floral border, all in the famille-rose palette. The exterior sides are covered with ruby-pink enamel, and the base is painted with a floral medallion on a white ground.

Formerly in the collection of K. R. Malcolm.