M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
KANGXI BLUE & WHITE SILVER-MOUNTED PORCELAIN TEA CADDY
China c1700, Dutch Silver Mounts
Cover & Collar with 1814 Small Articles Sword & Illegible Maker's Marks
The baluster form porcelain jar painted in bright blues with four horizontal panels
divided by three fine horizontal lines,
each panel depicting bamboo with three seated parrots,*
the neck and cover with engraved silver mounts :
the scalloped collar bright-cut with 4-dot flowerheads between
two lines of scrolling zig-zag diapering;
the domed cushioned cover with a horizontal flowerhead and foliage scrolled band,
surmounted by a pointed knop finial surrounded an engraved 6-petal flowerhead
Similar birds are depicted on Ming Kraak 'Crowcups' ('kraaikoppen' in Dutch)
so named as the birds resembled crows.
However, entries in VOC trade records describe these birds as 'parrots'.
Condition : Excellent; the mounts with very minor small dents and two pinholes to engraving
6" High / 2-5/8" Across Shoulders
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Early Asian Ceramics
Kangxi Blue & White Silver-Mounted Porcelain Tea Caddy, Bamboo & Parrots, China, c1700
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