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Yuxi Kiln Yuan Blue and White Jars

Yuxi Kiln Yuan Blue and White Jars


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Very fine and rare pair of underglazed blue and white porcelain jars with lids, from the Southern Yunnan Kiln of Yuxi. This type of ceramic is a fairly recent discovery, the first pieces having hit the market around 2003, although the earliest dating to having found this kind of ware was 1973. The best dating I can give this given its simple design would be late Yuan to early Ming, circa the 12th century, although ceramics from this area have been produced from the Song to Late Ming. The Chinese penchant for declaring everything within a gazillion miles of their current borders as having at one time belonged to them, it should be noted that Yunnan was the center of two important kingdoms (The Dian and Dali) that had only a casual relationship with the Han due to its geographical isolated remoteness, and only became part of China after the fall of Mongolian Yuan Dynasty who had conquered it. These pieces have been professionally cleaned and is part of an old collection, there is some minor glaze fritting at the bottom of the body on jar 2 noted in last enlargement. H: 8.3cm/3.3in and D: 8.2/3.2in. Would consider selling individually.