An Imari ewer in Dutch silver shape
Japanese export circa 1730 AD.
The form is baroque and based on a Dutch silver example with scalloped rim and mouth, flat scrolling handle and a square hollow foot. The decoration is in green and red enamels with designs of flowers and birds in gilt.
Porcelain for Palaces by John Ayers and Oliver Impey, published by OCS 1990 figure 243. This example is in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford.