Magpie Egg Jar

c. 1900
$1,480 USD
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Dimensions
H: 28.5" Dia: 25.5"
Materials
Ceramic
Paint
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
BJC115B
Estimated Shipping
$100

Unlike ceramics decorated with underglazing, this monumental vessel was painted after it was fired. This technique enabled the artist to build up areas and experiment with texture, visible in the stamped pattern along the painted bands and in the embossing of the flowers along the neck. The large jar is decorated with a pheasant, a regal phoenix, and two chattering magpies. Originally used to pickle eggs, this container works well today planted with green foliage indoors or out.

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