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: Applied Art
: pot, 2-handled
: Tin-glazed earthenware pot. It is a cauldron-shaped bowl raised on three feet; everted convex rim to take cover on inner flange; two loop handles from rim to above swell of dropped 'waist'; in centre front, an 'S'-curved spout with lion-head upper terminal. Painted in blue on an off-white glaze (pinkish tinge under base): on back, a lobed cartouche enclosing rural scene: a central tiered fountain, on left, a tree, man offering flowers to shepherdess; on right, man catching water in a bowl, tree, seated female, tree; in background, river with sailing boats, sheep. On front, two four-lobed cartouches enclosing, left, the Magi, and, right, (?)Tobias Catching the Fish. 'Ruyi'-type scrolls around rim and outside cartouches; band of dotted semi-circles above base; spout painted solid blue, blue dashes on handles.
: Bequest of Joseph Stone Hodges, 1961.