A striking Canton enamel wine pot of the finest quality. The wine pot is decorated with precise diapering and reserves depicting western people interacting and observing the Chinese country side. Such rare subject matter is fascinating for its ability to tell us about the relationship of the people who made this object and those who brought it back to the west.
Canton enamels are very delicate, the slightest bump can cause damage, this pot has done very well having only a two small areas that have been very well restored, one is on the base of the lid. And the other is in the white sky above the seated male.