Made in the Jeypore School of Art, Jaipur, after one of the pupils of Bhola the chief artist of Delhi fritware introduced the technique. As the pieces were made of a mixture of feldspar and starch they could not be thrown on a wheel but were either raised by hand or shaped in a mould. This water ewer closely resembles those produced in the Ayoubid sultanate.
The jar has a swelling body rising out of a flared foot and a short neck and long arched spout. The body has painted white floral sprays delineated in blue against a turquoise ground set within cusped arches framed in rectangular compartments. Above is a ribbon band and one of inverted acanthus leaves and below two further bands of leaf motifs in geometric form. A similar piece resides in the Victoria and Albert Museum ceramics collection.
Height 29cm x Diameter 13cm