RARE KINRANDE PEAR-SHAPED EWER, JIAJING PERIOD, the slender cup-mouthed flared neck decorated with a lappet band, above the rounded body with peach-shaped panels on each side, reserved on a diaper ground, above a spreading foot, later metal spout and scroll handle, 23.5cm high Provenance: The Collection of William Gronow Davis. Duke's, 14th November 2014, lot 118. Note: the form of Kinrande ewers such as this example derives from Middle-Eastern metalwork. They have been highly-prized by Japanese collectors since the 16th century. For published examples see: Fujio Koyama, Kinrande Porcelains in Japanese Collections, 1968, pl.7; Ayers, J., The Baur Collection, Geneva 1969, pls. A177 & A178; Selected Masterpieces of the Matsuoka Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1975, pls.75-76; Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Tokyo 1976, vol.1, pl.IX; Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo 1987, pl.673; and Krahl, R., Chinese Ceramics from the Topkapi Saray Museum, vol.II, London 1986, pls.1648 & 1649. For examples sold at auction see: London, 8-9th July 1974, lot 266; Sotheby's London, 9th June 1987, lot 252; Christie's London, 21st June 2001, lot 84; and Christie's Hong Kong, 27th October 2003, lot 606
Sold For £7000.00 In The Asian Art - Including the Anthony du Boulay Collection - Sale Date 11th November 2019

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