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A CHINESE EXPORT MONOGRAMMED HUNTING PUNCH BOWL CIRCA 1785

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PERIOD: 18th century

A CHINESE EXPORT MONOGRAMMED HUNTING PUNCH BOWL CIRCA 1785 painted on the front with a fox crouching in the bushes near a dismounted huntsman and his hounds while other huntsmen and hounds pursue another fox beyond, and the reverse with three mounted huntsmen and their pack in pursuit of a running fox near tower buildings, each within a green fret-edged panel reserved on a gilt trellis diaper ground further reserved on the sides with similarly bordered panels painted in iron-red monochrome with Italianate buildings beneath a colorfully garlanded shield initialed in gilding DW, the interior with a central iron-red landscape roundel below three purple and gilt wavy lines and a band of chartreuse beadwork edging the salmon and gilt trelliswork border around the rim repeated on the exterior rim. Hair crack on the rim.

PRIX: $20000

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