A pair of Chinese porcelain famille rose two-handled ice buckets of fluted form with foliate rims, painted on each side with a tied bouquet of peony, camellia, chrysanthemum, rose and pink, amongst smaller flowers and foliage on a flower spray ground, the handles decorated with iron-red and gilt highly stylised dragons, the everted foot rim with iron-red, gilt and puce prunus flower heads, the foliate rim with original gilding.

5 7/8 inches, 15 cm high, 7 ½ inches, 19 cm handle to handle.

Qianlong 1736-1795.


Available on request.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • Formerly in a French collection.
  • This form is taken from a European Silver original.