Blue and White Double Happiness Ginger Jar

$380 USD
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H: 14.5" Dia: 8.5"
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The symbol for double happiness adorns this slender ginger jar with best wishes for love, companionship and marital bliss. Glazed in the classic blue and white manner, the porcelain ginger jar has a classic form with rounded shoulders that taper to a narrow, slightly splayed base. Bordered by a simple meander at the neck, the jar is decorated with an allover pattern of orchid blossoms and trailing vines. On each side of the jar, the intricate decorations swirl around large painted characters for double happiness (囍 shuāngxǐ). The jar is topped with a domed lid with matching surface decoration and a flat knob painted with a stylized flower.

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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