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Ming blue and white porcelain moulded jar

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Category
Period
Reference
JC4
Framed Height
16 cm (6 1/4")
Chinese 16th century blue and white jar made at the kilns at Jingdezhen during the reign of the Emperor Wanli. often this shape is referred to a melon shaped jar or gourd shape. This is due to the lobed sides.

It is a more unusual decoration to it as the jar is painted with two squirrels amongst pomegranates and the foliage. It is more usual for these jars to be painted vines and grapes

The neck is painted with a key fret border and around the base there is a band of flame shaped lappets



Squirrels amongst vines or pomegranates means a wish for many sons.
Framed Height
16 cm (6 1/4")
Year
c 1600
Medium
Porcelain
Country
China
Provenance
or similar see Christies sale 4606 Interior sale 29 February 2012 London South Kensington
Condition
Small chip to the rim and small frits