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A WUCAI BALUSTER JAR
THE PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK ESTATE
A WUCAI BALUSTER JAR

SHUNZHI PERIOD, CIRCA 1645-1655

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A WUCAI BALUSTER JAR
SHUNZHI PERIOD, CIRCA 1645-1655
The sides decorated with two peacocks standing on green rocks and birds perched on or in flight amidst magnolia branches and peony, all reserved on a ground of iron-red cell diaper below decorative borders on the shoulder and waisted neck
11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Collection of Frederick J. and Antoinette H. Van Slyke; Sotheby's, New York, 31 May 1989, lot 86.

Lot Essay

Compare a jar with similar decoration on the body in the Musée Guimet illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 7, Japan, 1981, no. 104. Another similar jar is illustrated by Sir Michael Butler, et al., Seventeenth-Century Chinese Porcelain from the Butler Family Collection, Virginia, 1990, p. 107, no. 60, where the authors note "that pieces of this type were made for the Indian and Middle Eastern markets".

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