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Ewer and lid

Ewer and lid

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)

  • Date:

    late 16th century-17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed earthenware with ormolu mount

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr C. N. Ades, in memory of his wife Andrée

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 13, shelf 5 []

Physical description

Ewer and lid, one of a pair, in the form of a European, with bearded face and flowing robe. The ewer has a removable conical hat, rimmed in ormolu. The right knee is raised, the left hand is on the hip and the right arm is raised to form the spout. It has an ormolu base, and glazed overall in turquoise and blue.

Place of Origin

China (made)


late 16th century-17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Glazed earthenware with ormolu mount


Height: 26 cm

Object history note

One of a pair of lidded ewers, FE.33 to C-1978.

Descriptive line

Ewer and lid (one of a pair), in form of European, glazed earthenware with European ormolu mount; China, Qing dynasty, late 16th-17th century


Earthenware; Ormolu


Glazed; Mounted

Subjects depicted



Ceramics; Earthenware; Figures & Decorative ceramics


East Asia Collection

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