There are two very small chips to the rim and a number of burst glaze bubbles on the body. No other faults.
One bowl with a hairline crack (3.8 cm.) and a couple of rim nibbles. The other with two hairlines and a section out and restuck.
Similar bowl s in the V&A and in the Watney (Bonhams 7/11/2203, lot 2) and Espir (Woolley and Wallis 12/11/2014 lot 402) collections.
The josstick holder element is broken and there are chips to the ends of the tail. Typical firing cracks. No other faults.
Riveted section on one side. Section broken out and reglued on the other. No other faults.
One of the mounts to the wire handles has been broken and reglued. Minute nick to edge of mouth. No other faults.
Despite the large number of vases with this style of decoration, this is the first time I have ever seen a teapot of this type.
Chips to ends of fingers and missing foot to the child. Typical firing flaws to reverse of cowl. No other damage.
The figure is modelled on Western images of the Madonna and Child.
Perfect. Undamaged and with enamels and gilding in excellent condition.
Two hairline cracks 8.5cm. and 9.5cm, one with associated loss. No other damage.
Slight rubbing in one area. No damage.
Rim chip at lower right. No other faults.
Such mosques are said to be typical of the Coromandel coast of India.
Minor paint retouching to edges of cap. No damage.
Zhang Guo Lao is the most eccentric of the immortals, skilled in alchemy and kung fu and sometimes depicted riding backwards on a white horse. As a representative of old age, he is associated with long life.
No damage. Burst glaze bubble to handle and an underglaze iron spot at rim. Slight firing flaw to handle.
One or two minor frits. No other faults.
Replacement spout, no other damage.
The service is recorded in Howard (vol 2., p...
One minute flake of enamel loss. No other faults.
A pattern I have not come across previously. Clearly the design has been misunderstood and the copyist attempts to reconcile the subject with Chinese motifs- such as the boy seated on a buffalo, holding a windmill...