A FAMILLE-ROSE 'HUNTING SCENE' PUNCH BOWL
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, brightly enamelled around the exterior with four cartouches of hunting scenes, the interior with a central roundel depicting a hunter with five hounds
Diameter 29.2cm, 11½in.
There are some minor wear to the gilding and enamels, and some very minor firing imperfections visible to the base.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
‘Spetchley Park -I. Worcestershire, The Seat of Mr. R. V. Berkeley', Country Life, 8 July 1916, p. 46, illustrated in the cabinet in the Drawing Room;
Inventory, 1949, 'An Oriental Kien Lung [sic] bowl, painted with hunting scenes, 11½" diameter' in the Drawing Room