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A Chinese Blue and White Jar.

Of squat round form, finely potted, supported on a flat base, the rounded sides rising to an inverted aperture, decorated in shades of underglaze blue with fierce fo-lions among ribbons of flame, the base glazed.

Period: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Wanli Period (1572-1620).

Footnote: The motif of lions is well known from early 15th century onwards in porcelain decoration, see for instance a jar Xuande mark and period in the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, illustrated in Lu Minghua, Mingdai guanyao ciqi [Ming imperial porcelain], Shanghai, 2007, pl. 1-32; and a dish in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum's exhibition Ming Xuande ciqi tezhan mulu [Special exhibition of Xuande wares], Taipei, 1980, cat. no. 59.

Dimensions

Height: 11.5cm; 4 ½ ins 

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Stock number

BG92
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