Chinese porcelain ewer Chongzhen Period. European silver mounts.

August 28, 2019 1:32 pm Published by

A Chinese porcelain ewer, Chongzhen Period, c. 1640, (Transitional Period)The Islamic shaped ewer, having an elegant ‘S’ spout, attached to the body with a scroll stretcher, and having a loop handle. Finely painted in underglaze blue, with a girl seated before bamboo trees, and a boy carrying a toy boat, before trees, rocks, and a fence.
The neck with stylised flowering plants, and set upon a foot, decorated with continuous lappet motif.
European silver cover attached to handle and having a shell thumb piece. Late 17th Century.
Height – 20 cm, 7 7/8″.
Condition – Original stress crack to stretcher, where it joins the body. Fritting to base of spout, terminal of handle, and rim of ewer.

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