Pair of Chinese porcelain blue and white wine ewers, each with rounded globular body, tall cylindrical tapered neck, with a relief flanged beneath the mouth and a dragon-head handle, painted with lobed lozenge form floral reserves amongst flower heads between similar borders, the neck with similar reserves on a net form ground, the handle with blue glazed open mouth dragon head and scrolling branches, terminating in a large leaf. The flat bases on glazed revealing the smooth white biscuit body.
10 3/8 inches, 26.5cm high & 10 ¼ inches, 26.1cm high.
Provenance & Additional Information
- From the collection of J.P.Morgan.
- Included by S.Bushell in The Morgan collection of Chinese Porcelain no.158, one retaining part of the original label.
- A similar example, from the Samuel Putnam Avery Collection with its original drop over cover is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, collection number 79.2.229a,b.
Each with small chips restored to the dragon head hair scroll, one with small chip restored to the base of handle leaf, one with flange frits.