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Chinese Blue and White Arabic Inscribed Ewer

Auction Date: February 8, 2020

Estimate: $1,800 - 2,500

Sold for: $6,000




Lot: 500

The pear-shaped body tapering up to a narrow neck and a flared rim, set on one side with a curved spout joined to the neck by a cloud-shaped strut, opposite the arched strap handle, finely painted with two circular roundels each enclosing an Arabic inscription within a diamond shaped panel, all reserved on a stylized floral scroll ground, with upright plantain leaves around the neck, and a band of lappet petals encircle the foot, the base with a six-character Zhengde mark.

Height: 10 1/2 inches (26.7 cm).
Provenance:
Property from the collection of Professor E.T. Hall, Portland, Oregon.


Auction Date: February 8, 2020


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