A rare size with a rare European decoration, fine Chinese export porcelain punch pot is decorated in Famille Rose enamels on both sides with a scene of European figures in a landscape gardening – with a lady watering flowers while a gentleman leaning on his shovel flirts with another young woman with a basket of blossoms. Entitled Le Printemps after a drawing by Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743) and engraved by Nicolas De Laermessin III 1684-1755. Illustrated in Beurdeley’s Porcelain of the East India Company, page 55. Measuring 8″ x 9″ and with restoration to the spout and a line to the cover sealed, otherwise fine condition, a rare and charming scene. Ex- Suchow & Siegel Collection. Circa 1760.