A Chinese blanc de Chine water dropper in the form of a large crab on a leaf, with open pincers and upright legs, with naturalistic aperture and short spout and branch-form foot rim, covered overall in a white glaze.
14.5 cm long.
Late Ming dynasty, Fujian, Dehua province, circa 1640.
- Formerly sold by Bernheimer, Munich.
- Formerly sold by M. Tournet, Paris.
- A similar example was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2014, no. 72, p. 96, where several others are mentioned including one in Dresden from the collection of Augustus the Strong and one from the J.M. Hu collection.