A hand thrown and painted hard paste porcelain punch bowl decorated on the outside with four bunches of roses and four groups of buds of roses around the outside under a wavy orange border on a tall foot. The inside edge is a band of black and orange hexagons in a Chinese manner under a gilt rim. In the bottom of the bowl is another bunch of roses. Unmarked and obviously European though Italian is a guess rather than a certainty. Late 18th century. 4 3/8 inches (11 cm) tall and 11 ¼ inches (28.5 cm) diameter.
Condition; No chips or repairs. Small internal cracks and a fair bit of spotting with black ash. Scratches on the inside from use and some gilding wear.
Interesting design with an open feel to the roses.