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Rare Chinese Wucai Large Ewer Transitional Ming Qing c.1640-60

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1335613

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A very large Chinese porcelain wucai enameled ewer or wine pot of compressed ovoid form with cover decorated with an overall brocade pattern composed of hexagonal cells each containing an enamelled four petal flower inset with two large reserves containing respectively Camelias and Rocks, and Flowering Plum and Rocks. The body of the ewer is comparatively thinly potted, and the handle and spout are simply luted to the body with slip. The ewer was made for the Japanese market. Such highly decorative pieces were probably made for damiyo-cha. A very similar large Ewer with overhead handle is illustrated no 92 at page 128 of “Kakiemon and Nabeshima” Idemitsu Museum of Arts Exhibition catalogue. Dating Chongzhen to Shunzhi, late Ming or early Qing. Like the Idemitsu ewer there are some inevitable damages breaks to the base of the spout, and a partial break to the handle, approximately two thirds down, both glued, but is otherwise in remarkably clean condition, no chips, cracks or restoration. The item measures approximately 19cm high including cover, 16cm without the cover, and approximately 24cm across including spout and handle, the body of the pot is approximately 16cm in diameter at its widest point. Additional images are available. Shipping at Cost.