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AN UNUSUAL BLUE AND WHITE LOBED JAR AND COVER

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AN UNUSUAL BLUE AND WHITE LOBED JAR AND COVER
JIAJING FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND OF THE PERIOD

The quadrilobed, baluster body painted in deep inky tones of underglaze blue with a wide band of scrolling peony branches issuing from each of the four petal-shaped reserves on the shoulder, filled with lotus scroll surrounding a shou character, the short neck encircled by a narrow band of alternating prunus and peony blossoms on a scrolling vine and with a band of petal lappets above the foot, the cover painted with peony sprays alternating with fu characters below a slightly raised platform decorated with fruiting vine surrounding the squirrel finial
10in. (25.4cm.) high
Literature
The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1991, no. 82

Lot Essay

No other published examples of this kind of jar appear to exist

However, other lobed Jiajing jars with differing decoration exist, including a six-lobed jar with Daoist immortals sold in our Hong Kong rooms, September 29, 1992, lot 477 and another painted with bird and flowers published in Chuugoku-Meitou-Ten (An Exhibition of Noted Chinese Ceramics), Japan, 1992, Catalogue, p. 93, no. 89
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