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1720-1730, over-decorated in the Netherlands, Amsterdams Bont, c.1730-1740
Height with cover 134 mm (5.28 inch), height without cover 103 mm (4.05 inch), diameter 77 mm (3.03 inch), diameter of mouthrim 40 mm (1.57 inch), diameter of footring 47 mm (1.85 inch), weight with cover 233 grams (8.22 ounce (oz.)), weight cover 36 grams (1.27 ounce (oz.))
Milk jug on footring, pear shaped body with handle, small triangular spout at the rim. The C-shaped handle is placed opposite the spout. Domed cover with round knob. Jug and cover with carved anhua (secret) floral decoration. Decorated in various famille verte enamels with around the foot and the mouthrim a border with flower heads reserved on a frogs' spawn ground and reserves filled with flowering plants. The spout is decorated with a single flower spray on the handle two flower sprays. Round the rim of the cover a border with flower heads reserved on a frogs' spawn ground and reserves filled with flowering plants, round the base of the knob, a lotus leaves-pattern border. Over-decorated in iron-red and gold in the Netherlands, Amsterdams Bont c.1730-1740 with a large bird perched on a fence with a flowering chrysanthemum and other plants growing from behind the fence. On the cover over-decorated with two flowering stems and two half flower heads.
Anhua is a Chinese term meaning 'secret or hidden decoration', it is incised or carved into the body below the glaze. (Espir 2005, p.254)
Condition: A chip to the tip of the spout.