Blue and White Double Happiness Ginger Jar

c. 1850
$2,180 USD
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Dimensions
H: 17.0" Dia: 10.5"
Materials
Porcelain
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Collection #
CMK105A
Estimated Shipping
$200

First developed during the Tang dynasty, Chinese blue-and-white porcelain has been treasured by collectors for centuries. Renowned for its painterly decoration and the beautiful contrast of rich blue on white, this unique ceramic style begins with a design painted with a grayish-black, cobalt-based pigment that turns a brilliant blue upon firing.

This blue-and-white ginger jar stands tall with broad shoulders that taper to a splayed base. Bordered by a simple meander at the neck, the jar is decorated with a dense pattern of orchid blossoms and trailing vines. On each side of the jar, the intricate decorations swirl around a central 囍 symbol for "double happiness," a traditional symbol of marriage and conjugal bliss.

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