An important ewer and basin


45.000 - 60.000

Session 1

2 June 2022


Chinese export porcelain
Blue , red and gilt Imari decoration of 'bérainesque' style motifs
Nautilus shaped ewer of fluted sides, resting on segmented foot and concave base
Broad handle in the baroque taste, moulded in curve and counter curve, ending in volutes on joining the body
Large scalloped shell shaped basin
Yongzheng reign (1723-1735)
(minor restoration to ewer)

Height: 30 cm



Additional Information

Both shapes inspired by European silver and pewter examples often adopted by 17th century Portuguese silversmiths
Similar Chinese porcelain examples of Imari decoration are recorded in important collections such as the Mottahedeh, the Dusseldorf Museum and the Renato Albuquerque

Provenance: Angelo Caldas collection

David Howard, John Ayers, "China for the West", vol. I, p. 144, ill. 125;
David Howard, John Ayers, "Masterpieces of Chinese Export Porcelain from the Mottahedeh Collection in the Virginia Museum", p. 40, ill. 125.
Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos, "Cerâmica da China, Colecção RA", pp. 140 e 141.

Closed Auction