20 January 2004,
Price realised USD 4,780
USD 1,500 - USD 2,500
A PAIR OF IRON-RED AND GILT SMALL EWERS AND COVERS
Cylindrical, with 'monk's cap' rim, decorated with flowering lotus and chrysanthemum vine divided by lightly molded bands, all on a lightly incised white ground, the flat covers with flowerheads and wan characters
6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) high (4)
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The 'monk's cap' or duomuhu shape is derived from a Tibetan prototype, bey-lep, used for storing milk tea in Lamist monasteries. Compare with a pair of famille rose examples sold, Christie's, London, 12 November 2002, lot 119.
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