18th C. Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Cider Jug

18th C. Chinese Export Porcelain Covered Cider Jug

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Chinese export porcelain covered cider jug, circa 1790.

 

Dimensions: Approximately 8¾” tall (including lid).

 

Decoration:

The lid is decorated with a sepia and black grape vine and leaf band. Inside of which is a simple husk chain.

 

The lid has a gilt lion knopf.

 

The edge of the body is decorated with a similar grape vine and leaf band, and a similar husk chain surrounds the foot.

 

On each side and in below the spout is a sepia and black image of a grape leaf and vine.

 

There are intertwined strap handles that are joined to the body with gilt grape leaves.

 

The decoration of the jug is common to American market pieces.
 

Condition: Roughness to interior edge of spout. The "beak" of the lid does not fit flush to the spout of the jug. Based on the decoration and general fit, the lid is original to the jug. However, it appears that at some point the "beak" of the lid was repaired, although no repair is visible on the surface, and this may attribute to the separation. Otherwise the jug is in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.