Small Blue and White Double Happiness Jar

$128 USD
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H: 6.0" Dia: 5.75"
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The symbol for double happiness adorns this small tea leaf jar with best wishes for love, companionship and marital bliss. Glazed in the classic blue and white manner, the small porcelain jar has a rounded form and flat lid, a traditional shape for jars used to hold Chinese herbal medicines or tea. The large characters for double happiness (囍 shuāngxǐ) are painted on both sides of the jar and surrounded by an allover pattern of trailing vines and orchid blossoms. With its timeless design and small scale, this little jar is an ideal gift and the perfect way to spread love and happiness.

Each jar is hand-made and varies slightly.

Additional Dimensions:
Without Lid: 5.25"H
Diameter of Opening: 1.75"
Diameter of Base: 3.75"

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Blue & White Porcelain

Soon after its development in the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368 AD), blue-and-white underglaze porcelain became a favorite of the imperial court. Its broad appeal rapidly extended beyond China’s borders, becoming a lucrative export commodity highly sought after in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond.

Using cobalt imported from Western Asia, ceramic artists ground the mineral into a vibrant blue pigment that was then painted directly on a porcelain base, coated with clear glaze, and fired. This underglaze technique brought with it a shift in focus from the overall shape of a vessel to the skill and artistry traceable in its painted decoration.

Transcending time and taste, blue-and-white porcelain continues to be appreciated around the world for the intricate brushwork and brilliant blue color.

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Elizabeth Krueger | Elizabeth Krueger Design

“PAGODA RED was extremely supportive in helping to pull accessory options together for the Lake Forest Showhouse. After providing them with details and our vision on how we were looking to finish our space, Laurene helped curate options that made it easy for us to edit and finalize. It's also no surprise that the unique pieces we used in our showhouse space were some of the first to sell.”

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