- Department: Oriental Ceramics and Works of Art
- Auction: 15 June 2012, lot 1594
- Viewing: 2 – 11 June 2012
Compare similar bowls illustrated in;
Le Corbeiller, Patterns of Exchange, pp. 155 and 116 no 49.
Howard and Ayers, Vol I, p 209 no 207.
Another one illustrated in Hervouet and Bruenau, p.24 no 1.25 and sold in Monte Carlo on June 22 1987, lot 1641. This one one side the Hongs of Canton, the otherside with the marketplace in Copenhagen.
Another one in the Collection of the British Museum. inventory number Franks.746.+.
This bowl provide a vivid description of the thirteen Hongs (European trading posts) at Canton, which, after varying lengths of service, ultimately were destroyed by the Chinese on December 13, 1856.