WFE 28 A small greyish-green jade ewer and cover


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

 


 

 

 

Works of Art > Early Bronzes