The Form of this Ewer is Based on a Near Eastern Metal Shape. It Sits on Four Short Feet and has Two Intergal Covers, the Central Stem has a Garlic Shape Top. The Right Hand Side Has a Spout. This Vessel Would Have Been Used as Rose Water Sprinkler or as a Wine Vessel. It is Decorated with 'Precious Objects' Including 'Cash' and 'Ruyi Heads' Tide with Ribbons.
For a Similar Ming Porcelain Vessel Which has Pointed Ends and has the Central Section Cut Down See : Chinese and Vietnamese Blue and White Wares Found In The Philippines (Gotuaco, Tan and Diem, Bookmark, 1997) Page 148 Item M36.
For a Further Ming Vessel of this Form with Metal Repairs, Dated to the 15th Century See : Chinese Blue and White Ceramics (S.T. Yeo & Jean Martin, South East Asian Ceramic Society, 1978) Page 110 Item 28.
Probably from a Shipwreck. Similar Quality Porcelain was Recovered from 'The Lena Cargo', the Pieces Recovered Included Islamic Form Boxes and Covers.
The crescent was the symbol of the Sassanian Empire of Persia (Iran
Date de cette photo : 23 novembre 2007 - 13:29
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