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A MING DYNASTY STYLE WUCAI PALETTE PARCEL GILT PORCELAIN JAR, CHINA, JIAJING (1522-1566) REIGN MARK,

underglaze blue painted porcelain with overglaze green, yellow and red enameling, the double ringed circular mouth opens over a band of six lotus pod clusters within a rolled, raised gilt collar, over a slightly tapered and compressed globular body painted with twenty petaled lotus buds of a variety of colors issuing scrolling tendrils, interrupted by rolled, raised arabesque reserves revealing four different landscapes, each occupied by swirling clouds above a qilin residing in a garden of setting, respectively among gourds, bamboo, plantain leaves, juniper branches, a pond with palm fronds, and colorful fruits, enclosed by a second raised, gilt collar above a colorful feather motif, encircled by double underglaze blue bands, verso a double ringed underglaze blue six character reign mark. Height: 7 1/2" Diameter: 8"

Condition:

Heavy, ome old repairs to a crack running from foot and up the lower register of feathers at one side, orange surface soil/encrustation throughout, some enamel wear, likely lacking lid, glaze pools to but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age. 

Estimate: $400 - $800
Price Realized
$250
02/16/2020

 

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