16 March 2015
A LARGE WUCAI JAR AND COVER
SHUNZHI PERIOD (1644-1661)
The broad, high-shouldered jar is vibrantly decorated with two dragons, one yellow and one green, writhing above waves in pursuit of a pearl amidst flames. The cover is decorated with three Buddhist emblems enclosed by rocks and waves. The flat base is unglazed.
14 ¾ in. (37.4 cm.) high
Frank Caro & Co., New York, 1988.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.
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For a jar with similar decoration, lacking its cover, see Maria António Pinto de Matos and Jean-Paul Desroches in Chinese Export Porcelain from the Museum from the Museum of Anastácio Gonçalves, Lisbon, 1996, p. 161, no. 80.
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