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A RARE CANTON ENAMEL QUATREFOIL LOBED TEAPOT AND COVER
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A RARE CANTON ENAMEL QUATREFOIL LOBED TEAPOT AND COVER

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A RARE CANTON ENAMEL QUATREFOIL LOBED TEAPOT AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

Each lobed side is finely painted with alternating panels of scholars in leisurely pursuits in garden settings and of birds amidst flowering plants, the flattened shoulder decorated with a dense floral scroll and set with an upright gilt-bronze handle arching over the domed cover, the base enamelled white and centred with a blue flower (losses to enamels retouched)
7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Alfred Clark Collection
Literature
Chinese Export Art in the 18th Century, Margaret Jourdain & R. Soame Jenyns, London, p. 130, pl. 117.
Exhibited
Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1935-36, no. 2595.

Lot Essay

A similar ewer of this form is illustrated by Jourdain and Jenyns, ibid., pl. 116; and another from the collection of Herman von Mandl of Vienna was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 15 November 1989, lot 575.
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