A rare blue and white globular jar, guan Yuan Dynasty, probably from Yunnan

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Lot 47
A rare blue and white globular jar, guan
Yuan Dynasty, probably from Yunnan

Sold for £ 5,400 (US$ 6,999) inc. premium
A rare blue and white globular jar, guan
Yuan Dynasty, probably from Yunnan
Finely painted around the body with a central band with figures amidst large flower blossoms and foliage above a band of stylised lappets at the foot, the shoulders with a continuous scene depicting scholars and other figures at play in a terraced garden, fitted box (foot chips).
27cm (10½) high. ((2).).

Footnotes

  • The dating of this lot is consistent with a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., P205j87.
    A jar of similar form and glaze, but painted with mythical beasts and flora, is illustrated, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society, Volume 67. 2002-2003, pg.55, in the lecture Ceramics from South of the Clouds: Ceramics from Yunnan, where Cyril Beecher discusses this rare group of underglaze-blue porcelains from Yunnan province.
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