EWER. China cira 1625-1650. This squat, globular form ewer is painted in typical 'transitional' style, using washes of cobalt blue, in a variety of shades to depict figures in a landscape. The neck, spout and handle are decorated with floral motifs that echo the floral designs seen on Ottoman Iznik wares. Such motifs are commonly found on blue and white Chinese ceramics of this period. The spout, supported by a scroll shaped strut is characteristic of late Ming ewers.