16 - 17 September 2010
A RARE CARVED COPPER-RED-DECORATED AND CELADON-GLAZED 'HUNDRED RIB' JAR, GUAN
KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)
Well potted and relief-decorated around the sides with a band of 'one hundred' ribs glazed in pale celadon, rising to the rounded shoulder decorated with two copper-red dragons emerging from behind scrolling clouds delicately incised under the pale blue-tinged white glaze, the concave base unglazed
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) diam.
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On loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010; exhibited 2007-2010.
A very similar jar, in the collection of W.T. Walters, is illustrated by S.W. Bushell, Oriental Ceramic Art, New York, 1980 ed., p. 75, fig. 107.
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