Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
European Market 
A rare Chinese porcelain tankard, brightly decorated in famille rose enamels with precious antiques and flowers, the handle in iron-red, with European metal hinged mounts and finial to the cover. This has some similarity to a small group of covered ewers of the period but this form is very unusual. An almost identical ewer is recorded in a private collection, with the same decoration and of the same scale, suggesting that this may have been ordered as part of a set.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 28 cm (11 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art