• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 464

    A "HARVEST" PUNCHBOWL

    CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    A "HARVEST" PUNCHBOWL
    CIRCA 1785
    The exterior brightly enameled in two large shaped panels with narrow green scroll borders, one with harvesters reaping and binding the ripened wheat, the other with figures piling the sheaves on a large rick while a lady with a basket looks on, alternating with smaller panels showing river landscapes, all reserved on an iron-red Y-pattern ground, inside a central floral bouquet below border of trellis, iron-red and gilt bands
    13 in. (33 cm.) diameter


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    Howard & Ayers identify the dress and countryside on this bowl as almost certainly English, noting that it might well have been used at harvest festivities. An almost identical bowl from the Helena Woolworth McCann collection at The Metropolitan Museum, New York, is illustrated by J.G. Phillips, China-Trade Porcelain, 1956, p. 79.

    Provenance

    The Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1985, lot 178.


    Literature

    D. Howard & J. Ayers, China for the West, 1978, vol. I, p. 286.