Qianlong sparrow beak cream jug, c.1760

Chinese porcelain cream jug with cover was made for export and measures 5″ high.

A skillful artist painted the floral decoration with polychrome enamels in the famille rose palette.

The original porcelain handle was replaced over 100 years ago with a woven rattan covered metal handle.

This jug shows what the simple-shaped porcelain handle would have looked like on my jug before it was repaired.

Photo courtesy of Cleij Oriental Art

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