Item of the Week: Chinese Export Rose Medallion Punch Bowl

Brooke Friedman

Take a look at this remarkable Chinese Export Rose Medallion Punch Bowl – Before we dive into the details, let me explain a few things about this type of porcelain.  Chinese export porcelain consists of porcelain that was made in China exclusively for export to Europe. Rose Medallion refers to the pink color of the glaze. It typically includes different decorations illustrating birds and flowers.

What makes this bowl so special is the fact that it’s a commissioned piece, making it more rare than a factory made equivalent. The size also makes it unusual. Measuring 8 inches tall and 19 inches diameter, this is no small serving bowl!  Lastly, this eye-catching punch bowl is from 1860! With only slight wear to the gilt and enamel, it is in excellent condition. This spectacular piece will be offered in our upcoming August 1-3 auction.

chinese export bowl

2016 Art Market Roundup: Predictions for an Uncertain 2017

The uncertainty of the immediate future of politics and the worldwide economy is making predictions about the art market in 2017 a challenging task. Many events have already transpired or are still in the works. Past events, such as the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the election of Donald Trump as US president, […]

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Rug Gallery

Have you had the chance to check out our beautiful new rug gallery at Alex Cooper? With thousands of fabulous handmade rugs from around the world, we have the perfect rug for everyone. Our gallery features cascading wall displays with different textures and colors samples, making the decision making process a breeze.  Our rugs are made […]

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