ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY MONGOLIAN-STYLE PARCEL-GILT AND JADE INLAID SOLID SILVER CEREMONIAL EWER AND COVER, QING DYNASTY C.1800

ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY MONGOLIAN-STYLE PARCEL-GILT AND JADE INLAID SOLID SILVER CEREMONIAL EWER AND COVER, QING DYNASTY C.1800

15,995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A2676

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Description

Antique 19th Century rare and exceptionally large ceremonial ewer, the rounded ovoid body inlaid on each side with large celadon jade plaques carved in relief with fruiting peach branches and apes in a landscape (each plaque 12cm wide), long tapering spout issuing from the mouth of a makara, opposite an elaborate handle linked by a chain to the domed cover, surmounted with a mandarin duck jade finial, all raised on a pedestal foot and embellished with cast lion-masks and chilong.

The silver body is also applied with coral and turquoise and beautifully and profusely engraved featuring clouds.This type of ritual or ceremonial ewers are typically Eastern Tibetan or Mongolian, this particular piece is extremely large and heavy, features an exceptional workmanship and it dates to the early 19thCentury.
> > An identical ewer recently sold in Sotheby’s for $22.500 (follow this link), and another example was previously sold by the same auction house for £16.250 (please follow this link).

Another similar example can be found in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (please click the following link).

Size

Height 41 cm; 

Width 29.5 x 14.5; 

Total weight

2310g