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Chinese Ming blue and white small jar

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Category
Period
Reference
5465
Framed Height
605 cm (238 1/4")
Chinese late 16th century blue and white small poisons jar painted in under glaze blue to show a deer in a naturalistic landscape in two separate panels. The deer symbolises longevity. Around the neck there is a border of flower petals.

The jar would have been part of an apothecary set and such jars were used to store the more poisonous medicines. It was then believed that the poison would become part of the jar via the porcelain on the rim. Most jars are therefore damaged around the rim where the porcelain has been chipped off. This makes this one rare as there are no chips to the rim

The jar although provincial in character is of a very good colour and painting is quick and with good detail
Framed Height
605 cm (238 1/4")
Year
1580 - 1600
Medium
Perfect
Country
China
Condition
perfect