A Rare Ming Blue And White Under Glazed Porcelain, Ming Dynasty, Yongle Period (1402-1424)

ITEM CODE: M302611

The form of this Ewer is based on a near eastern metal shape. It sits on four short feet and has two pointed ends the central stem has a garlic shape mouth. This vessel would have been used as rose water sprinkler or as a wine vessel. It is decorated with dragon among the flowers with sea wave motif at the bottom.

The vessel is probably savaged from a shipwreck in Java sea, Indonesia. Similar quality porcelain was recovered from 'The Lena Cargo', the pieces recovered included Islamic form boxes and covers. 20 cm high

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