A Ming-style blue and white ewer
Qianlong seal mark and of the period
Finely painted in Ming style with simulated 'heaping and piling' around the pear-shaped body with two large quatrefoil panels enclosing fruiting peach and loquat sprays, all reserved on a ground of scrolling peony and chrysanthemum, divided to one side by a long elegant spout joined to the neck with a cloud-shaped strut, and to the other side with a large strap handle above three bosses, the shoulder with a broad band of scrolling lotus beneath a band of stiff plantain leaves at the trumpet neck, all supported on a short spreading foot with classic-scroll band (old repair to base and tip of spout and strut).
26cm (10in) high.
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