Pair of Wucai Baluster Jars with Censers

c. 1850
$3,880 USD
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Dimensions
H: 16.0" Dia: 10.0"
Materials
Porcelain
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Collection #
Q239A
Estimated Shipping
$450

Beautifully commemorated on this pair of baluster jars, censers have been used for thousands of years as a part of funeral rites or prayer offerings. Filled with dried aromatic plants and essential oils, the censer issued fragrant smoke that forged a connection to the spiritual realm. This pair of Qing-dynasty vases pays colorful tribute to the time-honored vessel in style of wucai ware. Translated as “five-color,” wucai was an innovation of the Ming Dynasty that employed a series of glazes to create brilliantly colored ceramics. These jars began with an underglaze of blue, which was then overglazed with a variety of rich enamel-like colors and decorated with fine outlines.

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