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Southeast China Swatow spotted deer Jar

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1107810

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Jar, Provenance: (Southeast) China, Swatow, Dating: The end of the 16th century / first half 17th century, Jar with a wide, inset and glazed base, nearly vertical sides and an angled shoulder, decorated in underglaze blue. Around the shoulder a continuous band of ruyi heads, on the waist four panels filled with a spotted deer, rocks and plants. Dimensions; Height: 85 mm (3.35 inch), Diameter: 85 mm (3.35 inch), Diameter of footring: 70 mm (2.76 inch), Diameter mouth: 25 mm (0.98 inch). Condition: Fine crazing to the glaze, a chip to the inner footring, a firing flaw to the rim and to the body and at some places glaze flaws were the glaze did not catch on to the body of the jar during the firing process. Reference B. Harrisson, Swatow in het Princessehof, Leeuwarden 1979, pp. 81-83, figure 153