Colorful, old, intricate, hand-potted and hand painted Chinese ginger jar that shows much expertise and time intensive labor.
The heavy round porcelain jar with a matching lid is decorate with four flame panels with Buddhist figures in a lotus position placed equidistant around the jar. A figure with the head of a chicken surrounded by scrolling is placed between each panel. Near the mouth is a key fret band and below that a ruyi band. The designs are painted in a riot of colors; red purple, blue, yellow, green, iron red, and turquoise, with black used to outline the designs. The base glaze is a very smooth, shiny crackle glaze. The painting is very well done with minute detail and mass paintings. The line quality is very good.
The jar is hand potted. The jar has an unglazed foot and shows the potter’s wheel marks. The center base well is glazed. The unglazed underside of the lid has a number in red enamel which matches a number on the unglazed mouth rim in the same color enamel.
The Yongzheng emperor’s reign mark in iron red is painted on the base well. The word CHINA is stamped on the base.
9” (22.9 cm) tall x 8 ¼” (21.0 cm) diameter. Weighs 3 lb 12.3 oz (1710 g)
There are no chips, cracks, or breaks. The enamels are bright and intact. There are kiln flaws such as grit at the foot and pinhole reserves.
A large decorative porcelain with much time and expertise involved. The painting is amazing. Bright colors for your home décor.