18 June 2002
A MATCHED PAIR OF BLUE AND WHITE EWERS
Each with globular body and tall cylindrical neck with horizontal flange, the loop handle with dragon head and tail, similarly painted at the widest point with a continuous band of linked ogival panels containing lotus, the neck with similar panels containing floral motifs on a stylised cracked-ice-pattern ground
10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high (2)
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The shape of these bottles is taken from European early 18th Century glass wine-bottles and is known as 'shaft and globe'.
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