REF No. 6779 GG
GG: Chinese export porcelain famille rose ewer and cover with bird-head spout
Qianlong period circa 1740
Height: 7 inches; 17cm
from the Golden Gate Collection
A Chinese export porcelain cylindrical ewer and cover with appliqué flowers and a zoomorphic spout, painted in famille rose with the spout and handle in iron red.
This is a charming example of this rare form with bird head spout.
References: Howard 1994, p155 (and front cover), No 169, a similar example of the same shape but with European figures on it; Williamson 1970, pl XXIV another with a different design.