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16th c LATE MING WANLI BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN JAR AND LID


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16th century
Wanli Period, Ming Dynasty
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue
Height: 20.4 cm / 8 in (with lid), 17.6 cm (without lid)
Diameter: 16.8 cm (at widest point)
From a Woodstock, Illinois estate

A late Ming dynasty Wanli period blue and white jar, drawn with typical late Ming freedom and charm, and features a landscape with a bird surrounded by chrysanthemum sprigs. The thick, glassy glaze is typical for the period.

Condition: The mouth rim has been ground down, and the bottom drilled with a lamp hole. The surface shows some age wear. The wood lid is damaged at the center. [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]