A famille rose decorated Chinese export porcelain 'mandarin' punch bowl, 18th century


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.
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