Description & Technical information

European or Chinese Market

A fine Chinese porcelain punchbowl painted in famille rose enamels with a continuous scene of Chinese hunters.

This is unusual in having no decorative border at the rim, with the hunting scene elegantly arranged around the bowl in a dynamic and lively manner. This style would have appealed to Chinese taste as much as to the Western market at the time.

References: an identical bowl is on display at Osterley Park, West London, (National Trust).

Date:  1740
Period:  Qianlong period circa 1740
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 39 cm (15³/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art