Pair of Blue and White Double Happiness Ginger Jars

 
$748 USD
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Dimensions
H: 14.75" Dia: 8.5"
Materials
Porcelain
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Collection #
TLC031AB
Estimated Shipping
$75

The symbol for double happiness adorns this pair of ginger jars with best wishes for love, companionship and marital bliss. Glazed in the classic blue and white manner, each porcelain jar has a classic curved form with rounded shoulders that taper to a narrow, slightly splayed base. Bordered by simple meanders at the neck, the jars are decorated with an allover pattern of orchid blossoms and trailing vines. On each side, the intricate decorations swirl around large painted characters for double happiness (囍 shuāngxǐ). The jars are topped with domed lids with matching surface decoration and flat knobs painted with stylized flowers.

Additional Dimensions:
Diameter of Opening: 3.75"
Diameter of Base: 5.75"
Without Lid: 11.5"H

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Blue & White Porcelain

Soon after its development in the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368 AD), blue-and-white underglaze porcelain became a favorite of the imperial court. Its broad appeal rapidly extended beyond China’s borders, becoming a lucrative export commodity highly sought after in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond.

Using cobalt imported from Western Asia, ceramic artists ground the mineral into a vibrant blue pigment that was then painted directly on a porcelain base, coated with clear glaze, and fired. This underglaze technique brought with it a shift in focus from the overall shape of a vessel to the skill and artistry traceable in its painted decoration.

Transcending time and taste, blue-and-white porcelain continues to be appreciated around the world for the intricate brushwork and brilliant blue color.

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