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Swatow Oil Jar With Wet Brush Calligraphy

Swatow Oil Jar With Wet Brush Calligraphy


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Stoneware: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 784126

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An 18th century Chinese oil pitcher has a thick glaze decorated with blue calligraphy done in the loose, free "wet brush" manner. Collected for its spontaneity of design, Swatow ware with this type of calligraphy was made in South China and exported from the port of Swatow to countries throughout Southeast Asia. The cursive characters were applied with a very wet brush, depositing heavier, darker color at the ends of the strokes. Though similar in design and color to the Swatow plates known as "kitchen Ming," this jar is made of heavier, more refined white clay. As most such utility ware, it has firing imperfections as well as a hairline crack and an old repair on the spout. Dimensions: height 9-1/2" (24 cm), diameter 6" (15 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM