Auctions is pleased to offer a gorgeous Chinese "blue and white" wares glazed porcelain Ginger Jar, decorated with double-happiness and foliate motifs. White porcelain decorated with blue painted under the glaze is among the most famous of all Chinese porcelain.
Under-glaze blue had been used in the Middle East at least as early as the 9th century. The envy of potters and collectors in Europe and the Middle East, Chinese blue-and-white porcelain owed its excellence to the fine clay available to the Chinese as well as to their high-temperature kilns and the cobalt pigment they used to produce the brilliant hues. One of the most desirable wares produced was the fabled ginger jar. Steeped in centuries of Chinese culture and history, a ginger jar is shaped with a wide mouth, a domed lid and a bulging, bulbous spherical body.
It is not known exactly in what century ginger jars originated but. They gained popularity in the Qin Dynasty. , the first ruling dynasty of Imperial China. In the 19th century ginger jars became a fashionable product mass produced for export to the West where they were used as a decorative element rather than a functional ware. Ginger jars lend themselves to a wide array of decorative "blue and white" glazed treatment, including depictions of dragons, carp, landscapes, and floral motifs.
This lovely example features the classic double-happiness motif. Together with an intricate foliate patterned.It measures 9 inches in diameter by 9.75 inches in height (22.8 cm by 24.7 cm). The vase shows wear consistent with use, including scuffs, rubbing, tiny glaze imperfections and a few stains, but generally is in very good condition.
A fine collector's piece for anyone interested in Chinese porcelain. Our goal is to bring the same experience and excitement of collecting that we have been delivering in-person to collectors across the globe at Primitive in Chicago. Every object we sell online has been carefully hand-selected with special attention to detail, quality, and significance. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "gjpaw" and is located in this country: US.
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