Blue and White Double Happiness Spice Jar

$388 USD
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H: 9.25" Dia: 9.0"
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The symbol for double happiness adorns this round tea leaf jar with best wishes for love, companionship and marital bliss. Glazed in the classic blue and white manner, the porcelain jar has a rounded form with a slight taper and is topped by a flat lid, a traditional shape for jars used to hold Chinese tea leaves or herbal medicines. The large characters for double happiness (囍 shuāngxǐ) are painted on all sides of the jar and surrounded by an allover pattern of trailing vines and orchid blossoms. A simple geometric meander pattern borders the unglazed opening at the neck.

Each jar is hand-made and varies slightly.

Additional Dimensions:
Without Lid: 8.5"H
Diameter of Opening: 4.5"

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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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