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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE 'THE GATE OF CALAIS' PUNCH BOWL
QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1750-1755
A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE 'THE GATE OF CALAIS' PUNCH BOWL QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1750-1755 Very finely and delicately enamelled and gilt on each side, after a print by William Hogarth, with a scene showing the Gate of Calais on which the arms of France impaling those of England are reserved in cartouches; a cook in the foreground staggers under the weight of a joint of beef in his hands, watched by a plump friar and two soldiers, one an Irish mercenary holding a spoonful of soup, and the other a French soldier with a musket; to the left is a group of three fishwives amused by the human-like face of a large fish, with the artist behind them, and to the right lies a Scottish Highlander watching two men carrying a cauldron of soup; each scene is divided by grisaille and iron-red landscape vignettes and small floral cartouches, all reserved on a gilt scrolling foliage ground, the interior with a large floral spray below a border of linked gilt shells at the rim 16 1/8 in. (40.8 cm.) diameter

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: The Collection of Ana Maria Espirito Santo Bustorff Silva
Auktionsdatum: 29.04.2015
Adresse: Christie's
29 April 2015, London, King Street