Qianlong Chinese Export Sparrow Beak Jug 18th century
A fine Chinese export milk jug delicately painted in Meissen-style flowers with puce overglaze emamels.
The rim is unglazed as it would have originally had a lid, now missing.The enamels on this jug are in excellent condition. There is an old repair to a tiny chip on the very heal of the handle and the faintest hairline crack (very small) which is invisible in normal light. The jug is unmarked as was usual for export pieces. Date – 1700s
H 13CM / 5.2 “