A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN EWER WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1640; THE MOUNTS MAKER'S MARK HV PROBABLY FOR HEINRICH UDESHEIM, BONN, CIRCA 1735
A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN EWER WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS
THE PORCELAIN CIRCA 1640; THE MOUNTS MAKER'S MARK HV PROBABLY FOR HEINRICH UDESHEIM, BONN, CIRCA 1735
the baluster body painted in underglaze blue with sprays of flowers, the domed cover chased with a foliate border, bud finial and shell thumbpiece, the handle mounts shaped as leaves, the foot rim with serrated and engraved leaf-tip border
marked on base rim
height 10 1/2 in.
Restoration, now discolored, at back of neck, finial bent, otherwise good, the base with collector's label ESE in script monogram and another with a white cross on red ground. Porcelain: slight fritting at base of handle and top rim; handle mounts with some glue showing, handle cracked near top, 1 inch square restoration near rim.
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