A very rare and superbly painted Beijing enamelled 'peony' wine ewer and cover Mark and period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 銅胎北京畫琺瑯黃地牡丹圖扇式酒壺 《乾隆年製》款
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A very rare and superbly painted Beijing enamelled 'peony' wine ewer and cover
Mark and period of Qianlong
清乾隆 銅胎北京畫琺瑯黃地牡丹圖扇式酒壺 《乾隆年製》款
of rectangular form with the slightly curved sides flaring out to a broad shoulder narrowing at the mouth, one side set with a 'C' shaped handle with a small flange on top, opposite an upright spout of square section, brightly decorated on a lemon-yellow ground with colourful blooming peonies in shaded hues of pink, blue and purple, the shoulders with colourful intertwining leafy fronds repeated on the spout and handle, the flat cover with a slightly raised centre outlining the contours of a pink and green floral calyx, set with an oval finial with further petals, all above the arched base enamelled in puce with a four-character mark on a white ground
The ewer and cover are in excellent overall condition. There are two infillled pinholes, possibly original burst bubbles, to the base of the ewer, each measuring approx. 0.3 by 0.1 cm, and two further burst bubbles to one side of the vessel, one with an associated shallow enamel flake measuring approx. 0.5 by 0.2 cm. There is light surface wear to the pink enamel on the cover and a shallow approx. 1 by 1.5 by 3 cm flake to the turquoise enamel on the interior.
整體品相良好。壺底見兩處爆釉，約0.3 x 0.1公分，經填補。另一面有兩處爆釉，其中一處導致約0.5 x 0.2 公分剝釉。蓋內松綠釉見一處淺剝釉，約1 x 1.5 x 3公分。一角粉釉見輕微磨痕。
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Acquired in the Far East during World War II and thence by descent, be repute.
A UK private collection since the 1970s.