Blue and White Storage Jar with Birds and Flowers

 
$488 USD
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Dimensions
H: 9.0" Dia: 8.5"
Materials
Porcelain
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
TLC030O
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$20

Loosely brushed with cobalt blue pigments, this round blue-and-white storage jar is adorned with a ribbon-tailed bird perched on a cluster of rocks, a symbol for a long and happy life. In combination with the surrounding peony blossoms, emblems of spring and symbols of love, the motif expresses a wish for a lifetime of love, wealth and happiness. Smaller birds and butterflies flit above the lush garden scene, wonderfully contrasting the glossy white field.

Additional Dimensions:
Without Lid: 8"
Diameter of Opening: 3.5"
Diameter of Base: 6.75"

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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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