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    Sale 2761

    Asian Art

    20 - 21 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 94

    A Chinese blue and white puzzle jug

    KANGXI

    Price Realised  

    A Chinese blue and white puzzle jug
    Kangxi
    After a Delft prototype, the baluster body decorated with panels of ladies in a fenced garden, the neck in floral scrolled pierced openwork, the tubular rim with three spouts, with hollow loop handle, hairline rim crack, frits
    20 cm. high


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    Puzzle jugs were used as curiosities for entertainment. The spouts of the jugs are connected to the body through the hollow handle. If the jug is tilted to the back and one drinks from one spout while one closes the other two, liquid can be retrieved from the jug.

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