A very massive Chinese famille rose “Mandarin-pattern” punch pot. Qianlong period.
The large vessel is decorated to each side with shaped panels depicting Chinese ladies. The spout and the handle with moulded decoration and painted in gilt.
- Period :
- Qianlong (1735-1795)
- 12,25 in. (31 cm.), wide, handle to spout
- Reference :
For several similar examples, see Christie’s London, Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles, 13 November 2015, lot 1145 (a pair) or Christie’s London, Interiors, 2 july 2013, lot 326.
This form is quite unusual, the jug form is more common as punch container.