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Chinese Export Porcelain Helmet Pitcher, 18th C

Chinese Export Porcelain Helmet Pitcher, 18th C


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1427411
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With neo-classicism a dominating influence in decorative arts, it is most natural that dinner service wares would follow suit with clean simple lines and decorations as we see in this Chinese export porcelain pitcher. Its chief decorative elements are subtle molded shapes and contours in the helmet form and the spare blue and white enameling of its body. The foot and the rim of the pitcher are embellished along with a lone bouquet of basket flowers - also and blue and gold - common among Chinese native motifs. The vase is in excellent condition with no structural damage. We date it to last quarter of the 18th C. 5" h
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