Description & Technical information

European Market
from the Golden Gate Collection

A Chinese export porcelain cylindrical ewer and cover with appliqué flowers and a zoomorphic spout, painted in famille rose with the spout and handle in iron red.

This is a charming example of this rare form with bird head spout.

References: Howard 1994, p155 (and front cover), No 169, a similar example of the same shape but with European figures on it; Williamson 1970, pl XXIV another with a different design.

Date:  Qianlong period circa 1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art