Chinese Transittional wucai porcelain jar with Kilins

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 09, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

A non-reserve auction for an attractive Chinese wucai porcelain vase/jar of bulbous shape with slighty everted short neck hand-decorated with three fire-breathing kilins in quatrefoil reserves against a carp-scale like background in overglaze iron red, the foot base and shoulder are trimmed with borders of geometric triangulars in underglaze blue and overglaze iron-red; a flame like design/"ring of fire" encirling the base of the neck. The rim is also trimmed with reddish iron oxide and two thin underglaze blue line just below it. The glaze displays a greenish tint with tiny pin holes and brownish speckles and t The bottom is flat cut and unglazed. The jar may have originally come with a lid, but i'm not quite sure. The wooden stand is not included with this offer.

Dimensions: About 6 1/4" tall x 5 1/8" wide (roughly 16cm x 13cm).

Condition: T is a cracked line about 5" long at the foot base (see photos 5 & 6); otherwise, very good without chips/repairs.

Age: Transitional/18th C. period.

Provenance: Originally property of a local collector/dealer.

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