London, South Kensington
8 July 1999
A large famille rose punch bowl
painted and gilt with a continuous scene of a group of female musicians in a flowering garden entertaining ladies and boy attendants seated to the interior of a pavilion and looking on from over the garden wall, the interior with a lady and gentleman strolling in a garden within a border of gilt scrolling lotus, the foot decorated with two lovers in a garden -- 15in. (38cms) diam, Qianlong, (small rim chip, small rim section restuck, related hairline rim crack).
See Colour Plate 3.
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