A rather rare Chinese export porcelain Mandarin punch in an unusual 9 3/4″ size, brilliantly hand painted in Famille Rose enamels with very detailed scenes of courtly life with images of the great and the good taking their leisure in lush gardens and rich interiors and borders of smaller figural vignettes and floral bands on gilded ground. One more often sees this kind of painting reserved for grand pieces – 18″-20″ punch bowls, but here the same attention is spent upon this jewel of a piece. In superb condition. Dating to circa 1800-1810. The only one we’ve had in over thirty-years.