27 January 2014
A CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN FAMILLE VERTE PUNCH POT AND COVER
Brightly enameled with scattered spring flowers
10 in. (25.3 cm.) wide, overall (2)
Acquired from Chait Galleries, New York, 20 October 2000.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Made to share, alcoholic punch became popular in England in the mid-17th century and from there spread to the rest of Europe. Enjoyed by all classes, it was usually concocted from combined fruit, spices, spirits and water.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOTS 313-315)
Join our specialists for a closer look at some of the treasures we’ve offered at auction
The story of the family-run firm that’s been a fixture in New York for 80 years, ahead of a landmark sale of furniture, porcelain, clocks, sculpture and more
The story of the French factory founded in the 18th century, from evolutions in style to the monarchs who gladly waited years for their commissions to be created
European Ceramics specialist Dominic Simpson on porcelain’s first appearance in Europe in the 18th century, which pieces to seek out and how to spot a fake
A special preview of works available for immediate purchase through Christie’s Private Sales service