|Object Name||Bowl, Punch|
Punch bowl decorated en grisaille and in gold, with three separate scenes, each within an oval medallion and flanked by floral sprays, spearheads on the interior rim and a single floral spray at the center.
The Resurrection scene, which curiously includes three small figures on the far horizon dressed in the manner of Dutch sailors, is after an engraving by Jan Luyken (1649-1712). The depiction of the young fisherman copies an engraving by Cornelis Bloemaert (1566-1651). The third scene, after an unidentified print, portrays Neptune rising from the waves in horses, as Venus approaches on a cloud.
While all these scenes are well known on export ware, they have not been documented previously in this combination. As Howard and Ayers note, the juxtaposition of these illustrations suggest that they result from "the random use of European originals by the Chinese painters."
|Year Range from||1745|
|Year Range to||1755|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|