London, South Kensington
14 November 2003
A famille rose Tibetan style ewer, penba hu, iron red Jiaqing seal mark and of the Period
with moulded dragon head spout, brightly enamelled with lotus sprays and foliate scrolls, with scattered Buddhistic emblems, bajixiang, to the body, on a turquoise ground -- 7 5/8in. (19.4cms) high.
A Qianlong example of this shape with varying decoration may be found in the National Palace Museum, Taipei; another with more closely related design in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Also compare with the Qianlong example in the Christie's Hong Kong Fine Chinese sale, 27th October 2003, Lot 640.
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