Lot 254. A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN EWER (PENBA HU)

A CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN EWER (PENBA HU) in the Tibetan style, decorated to the globular body with the Eight Buddhist emblems, bajixiang, the spout emanating from the jaws of a kylin, the trumpet foot with repeat leaf tip motifs, all enriched with gilding, the base with a Qianlong seal mark in iron red, 19.7cm high. <br>Ewers such as this are thought to have been made for use in Chinese Temples, especially those in Beijing and Chengde. Rose Kerr in "Chinese Ceramics. Porcelain of the Qing Dynasty 1644-1911", London 1986, p.114., suggests their use in Tibetan-inspired Lamaist sects. The shape perhaps owes its' origins to much earlier metal or cloisonné forms. Doucai and underglaze blue and iron red variations are known from The Qianlong Period. <br>Provenance: Private collection, London.
Sold For £42000.00 In The Asian Art - Sale Date 18th November 2016

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