Also Called :

Punch Bowls

Rarity :

Rare/Very Rare

Age :

Early to End of 19th Century

Price Range :

$1,200.–$2,800. Depending on size.

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

16 1/8″ diameter x 6 3/4″ high

13 5/8″ diameter x 5 1/2″ high

11 1/2″ diameter x 4 1/8″ high

10″ diameter x 4 1/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right: 10 lbs. 10 oz.—–6 lbs. —–3 lbs. 14 oz.—–2 lb. 12 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

Skinner Auction, Bolton, MA-1988

Marjorie Hardy, Providence, RI-1966

Rafael Osuna, Nantucket, MA-1994

Skinner Auction, Bolton, MA-1988

Availability :

1 Available-13 5/8″

Description: Highly prized when they can be found are these Punch Bowls. The larger they are the more expensive they are. The largest shown here is 16 1/8″ in diameter, note that it is marked “China” on the bottom (exported after 1890). Herbert Schiffer said punch bowls go as large as 20″ and that bowls larger than 16″ “are extremely rare”. The smallest here is 10″.

On all these bowls: the rain cloud border is on the inside rim, the typical Canton scene is in the inside bottom and on the outside there are of two of the Canton scenes. They have slightly rolled rims. All bottoms are glazed.

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