Blue and White Four Flowers Jar

$580 USD
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H: 9.0" Dia: 9.5"
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Loosely brushed with cobalt blue pigments, this round, blue-and-white storage jar is underglazed with lush garden scenery featuring the flowering plants of the four seasons. Tree peonies for spring adorn the left side, while round chrysanthemum flowers adorn the right. Lotus buds and leaves emerge from murky waters at the center, a symbol of summer, while a plum tree dotted with blossoms branches overhead, a symbol of winter. A celebration of nature and the seasons, this motif of the four flowers conveys a blessing of wealth and honor year round.

Additional Dimensions:
Without Lid: 8.5"H
Diameter of Opening: 3.75"
Diameter of Base: 7"

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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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