Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
The slightly flattened pear-shaped body of Near Eastern metal shape rises from a spreading foot to a flaring neck. One side is set with an arched strap handle surmounted by a small loop, the other side with a curved spout joined to the body wih a curved strut. Both sides are carved with a leaf-shaped panel, one enclosing a dragon, the other with a carp, both emerging from waves.
The stepped cover is surmounted by a lion finial.
The stone is of greyish-green colour with brown inclusions.
8,2 cm high
Povenance: Collection of Gerard Dissevelt, former ambassador in China
in the 1950's