A beautiful example of antique Chinese export porcelain, a sparrow beak jug decorated with a hand painted landscape pattern in underglaze blue, dating from circa 1760, from the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) the Qing dynasty 清代.
The bulbous and faintly ribbed bodied jug would originally have had a lid. It has been hand painted with a pattern showing Temples, a river and islands with rocks. It has a sparrow beak spout and a decorated low relief moulded loop handle with a thumb rest.
The jug stands 4 1/2 inches high and the base diameter is 1 3/4 inches and weighs 192g unpacked.
It has a little damage: A piece has been broken off at the rim and re-glued in place with some restoration at this point. There is also a crack through the top part of the handle. Despite the damage it displays well and this is a most attractive item to add to a collection.
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