Hand cast and hand painted porcelain punchbowl
17 cm height, 45 cm diameter
accompanied by a limited edition scholarly book by Elizabeth Ellis
Superb replica of one of the most fascinating of all the unique treasures held in the State Library of New South Wales: the Sydney Punchbowl, the fine large porcelain bowl manufactured in China around 1820. The bowl is decorated with a panoramic scene of Sydney Cove around the outside and a group of Aboriginal figures on the inside, and finished with exquisite floral and gilded banding.
As the culmination of an eight-year project Hordern House finally offered for sale just 25 examples of this remarkable production. Hand-made for Hordern House by Chinese craftsmen in the so-called “porcelain city” of Jingdezhen, the design, shape and hand-painted colours and gilding are as true and accurate a representation of the unique and beautiful original as is possible, though as a handmade object no two examples are exactly alike: each one is unique.
Accompanying each bowl is a finely produced monograph on its history by Elizabeth Ellis OAM (former Mitchell Librarian and now an emeritus curator of the State Library of New South Wales) in a special limited edition.
Condition: Mint condition.
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