REF No. 6256
chinese export porcelain famille rose punchbowl
Qianlong period circa 1745
Diameter: 15¾ inches; 40cm
A large Chinese famille rose punchbowl, painted with peonies and rocks, the interior with flowers and an ornate rim border.
This is a fine example of a large decorative punchbowl, suitable for a hall centre table or library table. Such bowls were a classic element of 18th century interior decoration and this one is of excellent quality and in very good condition with no breaks or repairs.
References: Nadler 2001, p76, an almost identical bowl reputed to have belonged to the Peale family of artists in the US; Gyllensvard 1990, p112, fig 228, an identical bowl.