Chinese late Ming blue and white porcelain ewer made during the Emperor ChongZhen, The last of the Ming Emperors. Made at the kilns at Jingdezhen for mainly export to the Middle East, Indian continent and Europe.
The shape is based on an Islamic metal ware shape. The stylised tulip pattern to the neck is often found on Isnik and Safavid ceramics made in the Middle East.
The band below the Tulips has stylized tulip leaves and the band around the base shows quickly painted lappets.
The main part of the body is painted with figures in a wooded garden setting possibly with two acolytes bearing gifts to a dignitary who appears to be sheltering a frightened figure.
fantastic colour. and form