3 May 2005
A wucai baluster jar and cover
Late 17th Century
The sides freely painted with three horses, two in yellow and one in aubergine, leaping between underglaze-blue rocks rising from the base and reserved against a ground of iron-red swirls scattered with blossoms and several of the babao, all below a band of upright petal-tips encircling the neck, the cover decorated en suite, rim crack
38 cm. high, wood stand
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A jar with the same leaping horse decoration, but a band of lappets above the base, is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, vol. 2, p. 149, no. 781.
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Please note that there are retouches to the green enamels on this jar.
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