LATE MING-QING DYNASTY, 17TH-18TH CENTURY
10 ¾ in. (27.3 cm.) long
The compressed globular body is raised on three supports in the form of a bird perched on the back of a monkey, and is decorated around the sides with bands of archaistic patterns inlaid in silver and gold. The bird-head spout rising from spread wings is surmounted by a rat, and the openwork handle is in the form of a mythical beast with an arched body formed by entwined serpents. The cover is decorated en suite below three duck-form finials.
Michael B. Weisbrod, New York, 1989.
Marilyn Ackerman (1930-2012) Collection, Mamaroneck, New York.
M. Weisbrod, Dragons, Monsters, and Auspicious Beasts, New York, 1988, pp. 62-63, no. 29.
New York, Michael B. Weisbrod, Inc., Dragons, Monsters, and Auspicious Beasts, 1-17 June 1988.