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Chinese Transitional Wucai Jar - circa 1650 China

External Height 12.00cm framed height [inches]
Medium Porcelain
Provenance private Hong Kong collection where it was bought from Wooley and Wallis in 2006 July 15th lot 516
Description Chinese 17th century - Shunzhi - Wucai lidded jar with painting in over glaze enamels of iron red aubergine and yellow
The painting is of prunus blossom on a cracked ice ground
Prunus or plum blossom is associated with longevity and the five petal represent the five gods of happiness. The plum tree is one of the three friends of winter and it represents hardship and endurance. When the prunus blossom is with the cracked ice ground it is seen as the falling blossoms on the frozen northern rivers and is associated with the coming of spring and new life.
The lid is a wooden replacement one
Condition Very good
Status SOLD
Stock Code 6204
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