Lot 63. A rare iron-red and gilt ewer and hinged cover, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 13 ¼ in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018
Of Islamic metalwork form, the peach-shaped cover above a molded neck and a body delicately enameled with lilies flanking iron-red teardrop panels with lotus, with later Dutch silver mounts.
Provenance: A French private collection.
Acquired from The Collection of Bernardino Gomez (1944-2006), Ader, Paris, 7th June 2006, lot 217.
MARCHANT, EST. 1925 (Lots 59-100 and 116-173).
Note: An identical ewer and cover in the Victoria & Albert Museum is illustrated by R. Kerr and L. E. Mengoni, in Chinese Export Ceramics, no. 152, p. 108.
Another identical ewer, with a non matching cover from an underglaze blue example, is illustrated by R. Krahl and J. Ayers in Chinese Ceramics in the Topkapi Saray Museum Istanbul, Volume III, p. 935. Three similar ewers in the Topkapi Saray, one with an Ottoman silver gilt handle and cover, are also shown, pps. 1192 and 1200-01.
Porcelain ewer and lid, with moulded relief decoration painted in red enamel and gilded, Jingdezhen, China, Qing dynasty, ca. 1700-1750; 32.4 x 16.5 cm. 240B&C-1876. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017.
Christie's. Chinese Export Art Featuring 100 lots from Marchant, est 1925, 18 January 2018, New York