A famille rose decorated Chinese export porcelain 'mandarin' punch bowl, 18th centuryDescription: On offer is this interesting Chinese porcelain punch bowl, hand decorated in the famille rose palette with various enamel colors and gold. The outside of the highly decorative bowl shows three oriental court scenes ('mandarin' pattern) in circular reserves. The inside of the bowl has an ornate rim. The inside base is painted with flowers. The bowl is unmarked. Although this object displays very nicely, it is not in perfect condition. It has some distinct rim hairlines (including a triangular repair) as shown on the pictures. T are no other damages, crazing or chips. This bowl was made in China (possibly Canton area) during the18th century. The patterns and the enamels which were used for the decoration, indicate that it was produced in the late Qianlong (Kien Lung) period, which covers a large part of the 18th century (1736 -1795). This decorative object might date to the 1770's/1780's. It was made for the export market to Europe and originates from a private Dutch collection. This impressive bowl measures 9 inches (230 mm) across and stands 4 inches (97 mm) high. It weighs approximately 750 grams. I guarantee age (18th century) and authenticity of this wonderful collector's item, as described above. Shipping and payment: I will ship worldwide. Costs of shipping will be on account of buyer and will be kept as low as possible. Overseas shipping costs will be US$ 52.00 by registered priority mail. Inland and European mail will be less. Personal or cashiers checks will be charged extra. Insurance is optional at 2% of the final value. USA/Asia: I prefer PayPal. Eurozone: direct IBAN/BIC bank transfer, converted to euros. I always pack very carefully and will ship within 24 hours after receipt of payment. Please view my other auctions for similar objects. I will be happy to combine shipments at lower costs. View my website for current offers of fine antiques and collectibles: www.haffmansantiek.nl . Please e-mail me for further information:
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