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27
AN AGATE EWER AND GOLD COVER
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT
27
AN AGATE EWER AND GOLD COVER
MING DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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AN AGATE EWER AND GOLD COVER
MING DYNASTY
the baluster body rising from a short spreading foot to a waisted neck and galleried rim, carved with a loop handle opposite an upright spout, decorated with a band of ruyi border at the shoulders, with further stylised scrolls at the bottom of the handle and spout, the domed cover embellished with ruyi decorated gold, the stone of a semi-translucent greyish brown tone 
Quantity: 2
13.2 cm, 5 1/4  in.
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Catalogue Note

The cover of the present ewer has been rendered in the style of gemstone-embellished gold finials of the early 15th century; see several excavated from the mausoleum of Prince Liang Zhuangwang (1411-1441) in Changtan, Zhongxiang, Hubei province, illustrated in Liangzhuang Wanmu (Xia) / Mausoleum of Prince Liang Zhuangwang (II), Beijing, 2007, pls 151-6.

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