Petite Blue and White Chrysanthemum Jar

c. 1850
$388 USD
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H: 6.75" Dia: 6.75"
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Glazed in the classic blue-and-white manner, this round, tapered jar is a celebration of autumn. Painted with expressive brushwork, the jar is decorated with leafy branches of chrysanthemum blossoms and buds. Common motifs in Chinese art, chrysanthemums are emblems of autumn and symbols of longevity and endurance, bringing beauty to even the cold months. The blue brushwork beautifully contrasts the cool white background with a striking design and luxurious finish.

Original lid has been lost.

Additional Dimensions:
Diameter of Opening: 3"

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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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