A RARE AND FINE ARITA HELMET EWER | EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
A GROUP OF CERAMICS FOR THE EXPORT MARKET
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A RARE AND FINE ARITA HELMET EWER, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
of baroque form decorated in iron-red, pink and light green enamels and gilt with flowering plants, grasses and birds, with scalloped rim and spout moulded with scrollwork, a band round the body with similar scroll motifs, a scroll work handle and rectangular pedestal foot
29 cm., x 11½ in. high
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Minor wear to gilt.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
It is modelled after a European silver form.
For a similar example, see John Ayers, Oliver Impey, J. V. G. Mallet, Porcelain for Palaces: The Fashion for Japan in Europe 1650-1750 (London, 1990), p. 227, pl. 243.