Jar with Peaches and Pomegranates (SWC101301)
Ca. 1640-60s, mid- 17th century
Shunzhi / Transitional period, early Qing dynasty
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue & overglaze enamels
H: 14 cm / 5.5 in (with lid); 11.8 cm / 4.6 in (without lid)
From a Manhattan, New York private collection
A charming Transitional Shunzhi period wucai jar, well decorated in the classic peaches and pomegranates pattern. Both fruits are commonly seen on Shunzhi period wucai pieces and represent a general wish for abundance—in longevity (peach), as well as in fertility (pomegranate). This jar’s enamels and porcelain paste are very typical for the 17th century.
Includes a very well carved open-work hardwood lid.
Condition report: Generally in very good condition without serious flaws. Minor issue include a small group of glazelines to shoulder (which does not affect the porcelain body), firing stress flaw to foot rim, and a possibly polished mouth-rim. Please see photos.