London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese blue and white wine pot and cover, circa 1590-1625
of globular form with lobed sides rising to a high shoulder and short neck surmounted by a domed cover with a bud finial, applied with an over-handle and curved spout, painted with panels enclosing four floral sprays flanking tassled and ribboned precious objects, the shoulder and cover with floral cartouches reserved on a wan ground, the handle with a tooth pattern framing foliate and geometric designs -- 7 3/8in. (18.7cm.) high.
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