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Cup and saucer, porcelain decorated with a figure on a ladder, Chinese, dated 1756.

Painted on both the cup and the saucer is a rococo scrolled device with flowers incorporating an indecipherable circular monogram under which is inscribed the date 1756. To the left below, a European on a ladder is apparently laying bricks; surrounding this design on the saucer and the reverse side of the cup is a fanciful scrollwork basket in black and gold in which a pair of cornucopia and a ca…