A RARE IRON-RED AND GILT EWER AND HINGED COVER
MARCHANT, EST. 1925 (Lots 59-100 and 116-173)
A RARE IRON-RED AND GILT EWER AND HINGED COVER

KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

Details
A RARE IRON-RED AND GILT EWER AND HINGED COVER
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Of Islamic metalwork form, the peach-shaped cover above a molded neck and a body delicately enameled with lilies flanking iron-red teardrop panels with lotus, with later Dutch silver mounts
13 ¼ in. (33 cm.) high
Provenance
A French private collection.
Acquired from The Collection of Bernardino Gomez (1944-2006), Ader, Paris, 7th June 2006, lot 217.

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Lot Essay

An identical ewer and cover in the Victoria & Albert Museum is illustrated by R. Kerr and L. E. Mengoni, in Chinese Export Ceramics, no. 152, p. 108.
Another identical ewer, with a non matching cover from an underglaze blue example, is illustrated by R. Krahl and J. Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, Volume III, p. 935. Three similar ewers in the Topkapi Saray, one with an Ottoman silver gilt handle and cover, are also shown, pps. 1192 and 1200-01.

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