17 - 18 September 2015
TWO BLUE AND WHITE VESSELS
One is a small 'pomegranate' ewer, its body divided into six lobes, each decorated with flowers below a key-fret border on the shoulder and birds perched in flowering branches on the neck that tapers to a rim in the form of an out-curved calyx. The front of the body is applied with slender leaves that trail from the base of the branch-form spout. The other is a 'Hatcher Cargo' blue and white bowl, the sides pierced with cash diaper between five medallions decorated with flowers or landscapes joined by a lower band of petal lappets.
Ewer 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) high, bowl 4 ¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam.
Bowl: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
Both: Private American collection, acquired in the 1950s-60s.
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