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Chinese Qing Guangxu Famille Rose Porcelain Ginger Jar Censers

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Chinese late Qing dynasty Guangxu period porcelain lidded ginger jar decorated in famille rose enamels with two archaistic bronze censers on opposing sides separated by rows of Chinese calligraphy. Above the rectangular form ding censer is the script reading "wishes for good luck." Above the tripod wine vessel are the characters for "antique." The inscriptions between the vessels on both sides are related to the two bronzes shown on the jar. As is the case with inscriptions on archaistic bronzes, they are difficult to translate verbatum. In essence, they appear to describe the function of the ritual censers in preserving the power of the ruler and ensuring 10,000 years of prosperity. Circa 1900. Measures about 12" high to the top of the finial by 8" diameter. Very good overall condition with no chips or cracks. There is some minor wear to the enamels. This piece is from a Scottsdale, Arizona collection.