Subject:Re: Chinese Tea Caddy?
Posted By: Bill H Mon, Dec 31, 2018
I believe this probably is a late 20th century or subsequently made Chinese product. In my opinion, the figural style is quite naïve, reflecting a multigenerational gap between the artist who drew it and those trained by competent masters in traditional canons of such art. Only decorative value.
Here for comparison is a ten-plus inch Chinese saucer-form dish with 'Immortals' decoration in the cavetto and 'Prunus & Cracked Ice' with flower & bird reserves around the rim. It dates to about 1900 or somewhat later, when the Qing traditional style was undegraded.