A BLUE AND WHITE 'MAGIC FOUNTAIN' EWER MING DYNASTY, JIAJING PERIOD
30,000 - 40,000 GBP
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- 32.5cm., 12¾in.
the flattened pear-shaped body raised on a spreading base with tall hexagonal serpentine spout and looping bracket handle applied with a lug to attach the cover, painted with breaking waves around the spreading base and a qilin supporting the basin of a fountain issuing water from phoenix and dragon-head spouts, below plantain leaves around the flaring neck, the spout with auspicious lozenges and flame-scrolls and the handle with floral motifs, the base with a mark reading Changsheng bulao (Live forever and never become old)