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Chinese 'Swatow' Type Wucai Porcelain Jar, Foo and Peonies Decoration

Chinese 'Swatow' Type Wucai Porcelain Jar, Foo and Peonies Decoration


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1291265
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A 'Swatow' type Zhangzhou porcelain jar in transitional style but probably later (glaze ending at the foot rather than above it, the interior also glazed.) Shi or Foo lions and peonies decoration in green, red and yellow overglaze enamels and blue underglaze double rings around the rim and on the shoulder, single ring above the foot. Line details (difficult to make out under the nearly opaque overglaze enamels but there) are probably black. The glaze evenly crazed for a crackle effect. The foot and approximately 1 1/4" inches above the foot apparently stained black but possibly from the kiln (noting that areas near the foot where the unctuous crackle glaze has crawled from the body also has a thin black glaze clearly imparted in the kiln.) An approximately 1 inch hairline issues from the rim. Height, about 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm). Acquired at an antiques show at the Raleigh NC fairgrounds during summer travel last year.