A parcel-gilt silver ritual ewer
Tibet or Mongolia, 19th century
Raised on a tapering lotus foot, the pear-shaped body set with a long tapering faceted spout issuing from the mouth of a dragon and secured to the body by interlinked square earrings. Set opposite a slender S-shaped dragon-headed handle linked to the domed cover, with a finial and rim also finished with gilt. The roundels on the body depict writhing dragons surrounded by gems of the chakravartin.
11 ¼ in. (28.6 cm.)