A BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEACH AND LOQUAT’ PEAR-SHAPED EWER
A BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEACH AND LOQUAT’ PEAR-SHAPED EWER
A BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEACH AND LOQUAT’ PEAR-SHAPED EWER
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A BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEACH AND LOQUAT’ PEAR-SHAPED EWER

QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD

Details
A BLUE AND WHITE ‘PEACH AND LOQUAT’ PEAR-SHAPED EWER
QIANLONG SIX-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD
The pear-shaped body is painted on one side with a quatrefoil panel enclosing a peach spray, flanked by chrysanthemum and peony scrolls above a band of lappets and below a lotus scroll. The other side is similarly decorated with a panel with loquat spray. The spout is decorated with scrolling foliage and the handle with lingzhi sprays.
10 1⁄4 in. (26 cm.) high, box
Provenance
Collection of Mrs. E. Moore, acquired in Asia in 1948
Sold at Christie’s London, 25-26 November 1974, lot 210

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Lot Essay

The design of this type of ewer is inspired by similar blue and white porcelain ewers from the early 15th century. A Ming dynasty example bearing a Xuande reign mark (AD 1426-35) in the Palace Museum is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Blue and White Porcelain with Underglazed Red (I), Hong Kong, 2000, p. 121, no. 115. The shape of these early 15th century ewers was influenced by Near Eastern metalwork.

A similar Qianlong marked example was sold at Christie’s New York, 19 September 2006, lot 307; another example at Christie’s London, 8 June 2004, lot 332.
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