A rare and very well painted enamel wine ewer - with documentary decoration in Chinese taste possibly depicting the story of the Daoist Immortal Lu Dong Bin. This item was made circa 1740 during the reign of the Qianlong emperor.
Condition - there is an 18th Century iron replacement handle; there are surface marks and there are enamel losses around the finial on the cover( enlargement no.6) and to the tip of the spout (enlargement no.1). There is a 0.5cm impact enamel loss to the lower part of the back panel (please see enlargement no. 3).
5 inches (13cm) high; 5 inches (13cm) long.