London, South Kensington
19 July 2001
A famille rose Mandarin pattern punch bowl
painted and gilt with panels of families at leisure in riverside gardens of pavilons, standing amongst deer and exotic birds, seated upon rockwork, holding baskets of flowers, ruyi sceptres and other items, alternating with smaller panels of birds in flowering branches on a 'Y' pattern ground, the interior with a gentleman and boy attendant to the centre -- 13¾in. (35cms) diam, (hairline crack).
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