A Chinese export porcelain, a sparrow beak jug decorated with a hand painted landscape pattern in underglaze blue, dating from circa 1780, from the reign of the Emperor Qianlong 乾隆 (1736-95) the Qing dynasty 清代.
The baluster shaped bodied jug would originally have had a lid. It has been hand painted with a pattern showing Striped Temples, a long bridge, an oversized vase or planter and a river and islands with rocks.This is a Chinese scene that was copied by Caughley Porcelain in the 1790s. The jug has a sparrow beak spout and a decorated low relief entwined double loop handle with floriate terminals.
The jug stands 5 5/8 inches high and the body diameter is 3 3/4 inches and weighs 330g unpacked.
It has a little damage: There is a crack at the rim and the handle has been broken and rivet repaired. Despite the damage it displays well and this is a most attractive item to add to any collection.
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