London, South Kensington
11 June 1998
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE WINE EWER
WITH UPRIGHT SNAKE HANDLE AND SERPENT HEADED SPOUT, PAINTED WITH BANDS OF GALLOPING HORSES ON WHORL PATTERN GROUNDS, THE FOOT WITH A BAND OF KEY FRET AROUND THREE MOULDED FISH -- 7½IN. (19CM.) HIGH OVERALL, WANLI, (COVER MISSING, HANDLE AND SPOUT BROKEN AND RESTUCK); AND A BLUE AND WHITE SQUARE TAPERING JOSS-STICK HOLDER, PAINTED WITH CONFRONTING DRAGONS CHASING A FLAMING PEARL AMONGST CLOUD SCROLLS, ONE SIDE WITH CALLIGRAPHY -- 5IN. (12.7CM.) HIGH, 17TH/18TH CENTURY, (MINOR FRITTING).
SEE COLOUR PLATE 79 FOR ONE. (2)
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