Description & Technical information

European Market

Price:  £12,000

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:  18th century, Qianlong period
Origin:  China
Medium: porcelain
Dimensions: 28 cm (11 inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art