This is a 15o year old antique Chinese jar from the Qing Dynasty, mid to late 19th century. Recently acquired by Shogun's Gallery from a local collector who lived and traveled all over Asia in the 1960's picking up treasures along the way. It is hand thrown and all hand painted in the classic cobalt underglaze.
Decorated with in Double Happiness motif with peony flowers and vines. The repeating ancient Chinese meander or "Greek fret" encircles the top of the jar and edge of the lid.
The foot and mouth are unglazed. Having been carefully displayed at an estate for the past 50 years this jar remains in fine condition. There is chip on the underside edge of the lid that has likely been there for most of its life given the coloration.Some wear is visible around the mouth and discoloration from early decades of use. There are normal kiln flaws to be expected with these containers like dark spots from kiln ash, smudged paint and pinhole reserves in the glaze. It retains the remnant of the stamped seal indicating it was permitted for export when it was put up for sale in the early or mid 20th century.
The jar measure approximately 17 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" in diameter (44.5 x 26.5 cm). A beautiful and elegant piece of history that's both highly collectible and quite decorative. Let us know if you would like to view the dozens of other jars from this collection. NOTE: Other items seen in photos are not included in the sales of this listing.You'll love it, I guarantee it......... Shoguns and the Shogun's Gallery in Portland, Oregon of have been in the Japanese antique business for 40 years, and highly value our customers. Satisfaction Guarantee: All items are carefully described and photographed. Most items listed are antiques, and as such may have an expected amount of wear from normal use. We do not sell items with major flaws without mentioning it in the listing. See photos and descriptions for condition. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "shoguns" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.