18th Century Mandarin Punch Pot #7626 SOLD
A fine Chinese export porcelain punch pot of substantial size hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels with two large roundels depicting a Mandarin scene upon a garden terrace against a gilded foliate ground with bird and floral vignettes, the cover surmounted with a peach knop and with matching decoration, the ‘crabstock’ handle and spout gilded. Measuring 7 1/2″ x 10″ and in very good condition with only a tiny nibble out of the end of the spout and the handle with some gilding loss from use. A fine sized piece for presentation and display. Late 18th century, the gilding of a similar pattern used upon Palaceware services circa 1795.