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An Imari ewer with silver mount Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

An Imari ewer with silver mount Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century

An Imari ewer with silver mount Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

1,386

GBP

Property of a descendant of William Beckford & The Dukes of Hamilton

An Imari ewer with silver mount, Edo period, late 17th - early 18th century


the rectangular flask with applied handle and spout in the form of a dragon, the slightly domed shoulder with ring neck and applied silver mount, decorated in iron red, green, black and aubergine enamels and gilt, with panels of peony, bamboo and cherry blossom

5½ in.; 14cm. high

Stopper possibly lacking. Not possible to examine neck rim under silver mount. Slight wear to gilding.


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Possibly William Beckford (1760-1844);
His daughter Susan Euphemia, Duchess of Hamilton (1786-1859);
Her granddaughter, Lady Mary Louise (1884-1957), only child and principal heir of William Alexander Douglas-Hamilton, 12th Duke of Hamilton, who married in 1906 James Graham (1878-1954), Marquess of Graham who in 1925 succeeded his father as 6th Duke of Montrose;
Thence by descent
William Beckford (1760-1844) had a number of silver-gilt and gilt bronze mounted Chinese and Japanese porcelains in his collection examples of which are illustrated in Derek E. Ostergard (Ed.), William Beckford, 1769-1844: An Eye for the Magnificent, London, 2002, pp. 323-324, 347 & 388, figs. 37-38, 69 & 127. The mounts for these are by James Aldridge (fl. 17778-1822) who, alongside Paul Storr (1771-1844), was tasked with supplying mounts for Beckford’s most precious objects.