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18TH C. QIANLONG PERIOD EXPORT FAMILLE ROSE PUNCHBOWL


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1159336
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Punchbowl with pheasants and flora
Mid-18th century
Late Yongzheng - Qianlong period, Qing dynasty
Porcelain with famille rose enamels; Jingdezhen ware
D: 26.2 cm H: 11 cm
Three repaired hairlines in the back unpainted section of the bowl
From an old Brunswick, Maine estate near Bowdoin college


Description & Notes

Punchbowls such as this would have been status symbols for wealthy society wives in America and Europe during the 18th century. A luxury import from China, these giant bowls would have served as the proud center piece of social gatherings and important dinners.
This particular bowl features excellent enamels (thick and translucent) so typical of the 18th century. The placement of two birds amongst peonies symbolizes “prosperity and honor until the end of one's long life.”