M878

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