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Chinese Transitional Wucai porcelain jar

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Reference
5474
Framed Height
18 cm (7")
Late Ming Transitional porcelain jar made in the mid 17th century in China. made towards the end of the reign of the Emperor Chong Zhen.

Painted in over glaze enamels and paints to show two chasing Phoenix surrounded by peonies and foliage. the phoenix although associated with Empress is also the bird of Beauty and Peace and with Peonies symbolises just that.

Around the base are painted lappets or flames with quick brush work which is repeated to around the neck. the shoulder of the jar is painted with scrolling peonies and foliage.

bright colours and well painted and very typical of type and decoration.

Framed Height
18 cm (7")
Year
c 1650
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Condition
Overall very good. Small chips to the foot rim which was probably done when it eas made which are shown clearly on the photograph