An 18th century Chinese export helmet shaped ewer
An 18th century Chinese export helmet shaped ewer. With the handle modelled as a prunus branch, the body on one side painted with a large peony amongst a rockery with birds and the other side decorated with a floral Imari pattern over underglaze blue decoration. There are gilt highlights throughout and both the rim and the base are decorated with scattered sprays of blossom. 5.1 in (13 cm) high.
Auction Date: September 2011