Qianlong period circa 1740
European or Chinese Market
Diameter: 15 1/2 inches, 39 cm
A fine Chinese porcelain punchbowl painted in famille rose enamels with a continuous scene of Chinese hunters.
This is unusual in having no decorative border at the rim, with the hunting scene elegantly arranged around the bowl in a dynamic and lively manner. This style would have appealed to Chinese taste as much as to the Western market at the time.
References: an identical bowl is at Osterley Park, West London, (National Trust).