A Very Rare Fahua Jar, Jia Qing, Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644)


Robustly potted of bulbous form, the rounded shoulder tapering off to the bottom, surmounted by a short neck with short rim, finely moulded and incised around the exterior with a dense design in yellow, aubergine and turquoise enamel against a dark blue ground, depicting fishes in a lotus pond, sloped shoulder decorated with varied colour peony spray, the lid knob is decorated with spiral line against dark blue ground and blue tendrils on its side and the foot with a lappet band.  The foot ring and base is unglazed with brownish red burnt. 41.0 cm. High.

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