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11.25" High Chinese 17th Century Phoenix and Peony Wucai Porcelain Jar


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Porcelain: Pre 1700: Item # 1491345
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Chinese Qing dynasty wucai baluster form porcelain jar painted with two large phoenix birds in flight among peony flowers and leafy scrolling foliage. A narrow border holding two qilong among flowers and leafy vines is at the high shoulder below a band of scrolling foliage at the neck. Brown dressed rim. Glazed interior and flat unglazed base. 17th century. 11 1/4" high. Weighs 5 1/2 lb. (2.5 kg). There is wear to the overglaze pigments. A brown kiln kiss is on one side. Two brown hairline cracks extend down from the rim. Both show old repairs on the edge of the neck and rim. Another small repair plug is on the body. A semi-circular crack below one of the phoenix birds is not visible to the eye, but can be seen under black light. Despite these and other minor flaws, the vase appears to be quite stable. From the estate of Gerhard Lohmeier, a Diplomat at the German Embassy in Beijing from 1985 to 1989.