Famille Rose punchbowl decorated with the hongs of Canton by Unknown Artist

This punchbowl has been at Nostell Priory since 1800.


Hard paste porcelain
Diameter: 36.8 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £89,200; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
Lord St Oswald through Christie's

The exterior is painted with views of the trading stations or factories known as 'Hongs' at Canton. The flags represent the trading stations of the individual nations: Denmark, Spain, France, Sweden, Britain, the Netherlands and America. Two of the small trading boats depicted are also flying British flags which suggests the bowl may have been made specifically for the British market. It is one of a series of these bowls produced from the 1780s and one of only 7 known to have an early depiction of the American flag.


Winn family collection, Nostell Priory since at least 1806.

Venue details

Nostell Doncaster Road, Nostell, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF4 1QE 01924 863892 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £10.50)

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