Winepot and cover of hexagonal double-gourd form moulded on each side with panels of ﬂowering prunus branches, the cover with prunus-ﬂowerhead knop, covered in a white glaze.
5 1/8 inches, 13 cm high.
Ming/ Qing dynasty, circa 1650.
17th century silver-gilt mount.
- Included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 2006, no 66, p. 102.
- A pair with recessed panels on each facet in Burghley House, England, is illustrated by Gordon Lang in Chinese and Japanese Porcelain from The Collection of the Earls of Exeter, no. 226, p. 88, and was also included by David S. Howard in The Tale of Three Cities, Canton, Shanghai & Hong Kong, 1997, no. 87, p. 82; another, without a cover, was included by Marchant in their exhibition of Blanc de Chine, 1994, no. 64, p. 52.