Impressive Lotus Form Punch Pot #7819 Sold
A striking piece, this fine Chinese export porcelain punch pot is in the form of a closed lotus, the symbol of purity, with elegantly swagged tendrils with leaves and blossoms draped around the body of the piece, a lotus seed pod forming the knop on the cover. Combining great size, form, and color in bright green and Famille Rose enamels with a touch of gilded highlights, this piece must have made as dramatic and exotic impact in the 18th century as it still does today. Measuring 6 1/2″ tall by 8 1/2″ wide and in remarkably good condition with only two small flakes to the enamel at the base, and a faint hairline around the base of the handle where it joins the body. Circa 1750-1760.