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Chinese Porcelaine carp shape ewer

Gold, polychrome enamels on the biscuit
China
Jiajing Emperor period (1522-1566 )
Ming
H,21,5cm
Private Belgium Collection

Wine pot, ewer, in the shape of a carp above waves, with a lotus shape cover and a frog finial, the stem of the lotus forms the handle, decorated with green , turquoise, aubergine glazes , and gilt enamel.base unglazed.Similar ewers were made in the shape of crayfish or phoenix and were in possession of the Medicis Grand Duke of Florence and the Elector of Saxony.

Similar examples:Collection Baur  vol 1 N° 113 page 176, British museum + Nationale University of Singapore " Chinese Art" + Rijksmuseum p 45 n°25