Large and Rare Hunt Bowl
A beautifully enameled Chinese Export 14 inch punch bowl decorated with scenes of mounted hunters and their packs of hounds in pursuit of a fox – all taken from prints of the period. This bowl’s interior is finely painted with large roundel depicting a huntsman and his hounds. Qianlong.
Pronk Chocolate Pot
An extremely rare and very desirable form decorated with a scene of “The Doctors Visit” by Dutch artist Cornelius Pronk in delicate famille rose enamels and highlighted by finely chased silver mounts. Pronk’s designs are so highly sought after because they represent a rare instance in the history of the China Trade where we have a known Western Design source for Export porcelain; his designs having been specifically commissioned by the Dutch East India Company.
Superb Chestnut Basket
A finely reticulated covered Chinese Export porcelain chestnut basket on a raised pedestal foot and with double strap handles. Decorated with a rare use of overglaze blue and gilding. Exceptional condition, circa 1800, approx. 8-1/2 inches tall. Illustrated in Choice of the Private Trader page 139.