Unusual Blue and White ‘Phoenix Head’ Ewer, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)
The body of quatrefoil shape with a tall neck rising towards a garlic head mouth, an elegant handle rendered in the form of a phoenix head emerging from one side, the body densely decorated with garden scenes including lotus, chrysanthemum, and prunus TOGETHER WITH a small Japanese blue and white dish depicting a phoenix amid lotus
tallest height 9.1" — 23 cm.
Ewer with The British Antique Dealers’ Association sticker.
Chinese Porcelain and Works of Art from the Estate of David Blyth Hanna (1858-1938), Toronto. (Lots 203-219)
Mr Hanna was a railway executive who became the president of Canadian National Railways in 1919, maintaining his position until 1922, when he was appointed the first chairman of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO).