Lot 87
A Chinese Coral Red Glaze Porcelain Ewer with Cover
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1661-1722), an elegant pear shaped ewer with coral red glaze, slender curved spout opposite a high arched handle attached to the body, two raised eyelets for attaching the body to the domed cover, the cover fitted with a cylindrical ring on the interior for a secure fit to the ewer, the interior and underside of foot glazed white, gilt to finial of cover and spout rim, comes together with a carved wood stand.

HOA 6 3/4 in.

From the collection of Thomas English Cody (1889-1948), the great nephew of Buffalo Bill Cody, and by family descent.

Pear shaped monochrome ewers were continuously made in China between the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368) to the Jiajing period (1522-66) and then experienced a revival in the Kangxi reign (1662-1722) of the Qing dynasty, yet very few examples survive. A similar red ewer with cover from the Kangxi period is in the University of Michigan Museum of Art collection (PG2020.2.103).

Some restoration to the spout and to the handle; small chip to spout rim; some chips to interior rim of cover; paper labels to the underside.

$800 - 1,200