Extremely Rare and Important Chinese Export European Subject Initialed Punch Bowl, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, After 1759-1785 | 清乾隆 1759年後至1785 粉彩西洋錦鷄山水人物圖大盌
10,000 - 15,000 USD
10,000 - 15,000 USD
Extremely Rare and Important Chinese Export European Subject Initialed Punch Bowl, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period, After 1759-1785
清乾隆 1759年後至1785 粉彩西洋錦鷄山水人物圖大盌
decorated after an English delftware original, painted inside in famille-rose enamels with a hen and twelve chicks within an elaborate border enclosing the initials W.B.M and the date 1759, the exterior decorated in blue enamel with a country scene of couples processing towards a small building, probably a church, the scene divided by a shield surmounted by a stag's head crest enclosing the initials J.M.M. and underneath with a ribbon inscribed GOADIELMING
Diameter 15 3/4 in.; 40 cm
The bowl with two well restored vertical hairlines to the rim with associated overpaint the longer measuring approx. 10.8 cm with an associated filled chip to the rim measuring 2.5 cm in length. The exterior blue enamels show some oxidation and are light beige in color, which may have been deliberate. Otherwise the enamels on the bowl are bright and vibrant, with minor firing imperfections and light surface wear.
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