This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

18th Century

Modelled in the form of a double gourd, painted in iron-red, green and turquoise enamels, with naturalistic leaves and tendrils, on a later wooden stand. 

The imperial kilns at Jingdezhen undertook the simulation in porcelain of all kinds of materials for the Qianlong Emperor, but gourds are surprisingly rare. 

A similar example is illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang collection, London 1994-2010, vol.2.

Stock Code   1118

Dimensions   4.00cm high x 10.00cm wide

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