Lot 316. A very rare armorial ewer for the Spanish market, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 23cm., 9 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 20,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008
the lobed globular body rising from a similarly lobed high knopped and domed foot to a tall neck with flaring spouted mouth, set to one side with a large naturalistically modelled twig handle, brightly enamelled and gilt to either side of the body with a large coat-of-arms of Ovando and Solis beneath a Marquee coronet, all between iron-red and gilt floral sprays and bands.
Note: The Marques of Ovando, Francisco Jose De Ovando (1690-1755) was Govenor of Chile (1745-46) and of the Philippines (1750-54).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London