CHINESE EXPORT PORCELAIN GILT PETALED & FAMILLE ROSE PUNCH BOWL
Qianlong, China, c1765-70
The thinly potted deep round bowl painted with two rows of overlapping gilt and iron red outlined petals,
each enclosing a floral spray painted in famille rose, green and iron red heightened with gilt,
the interior centering a peony and Buddha's hand fruit spray below a rim with iron red
and gilt scrolling floral and foliate border and gilt edge; high plain footrim
Of interest is the influence of this Chinese” petaled” style on English ceramics - most notably Worcester,
who produced a similarly gilt petal-paneled group in soft paste versions from c1768-1790.
A very early (1768-70) example with narrow gilt petals and quite large flowers is
pictured in Worcester Porcelain, Zorensky Collection, p. 165, Pl.162,
being described as “clumsy” with the petal patterns as almost an afterthought.
From c1770, it was also used in the plain gilt, known as “Gold Queen’s”,
which was quite popular at the James Giles workshop.
As well, the gilt petals were used as above,
as framework for polychrome factory decorations, and for “outside decorations”.
Caughley, Lowestoft and Chamberlain’s also produced wares in this pattern.
A rare underglaze blue Worcester version occurs about 1770
Condition : Excellent; a minor firing 1/8” firing flaw at the rim (shown below);
exteriorenamels and gilt in excellent condition; some wear to the interior floral spray enamels
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Showing 1/8' minor firing flaw to the rim ; stable, and original to the porcelain
Below, A Worcester Gold Queens Sparrow Beak Jug, England, c1776-70 :
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