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19th Century

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  • Xupes Reference OR1212051
  • Age 19th Century
  • Condition The jar is offered in fine presentable condition without loss or damage. The jar is missing its cover and has previously been used as a lamp base with a small filled drilled hole to the lower body of the jar. This certainly does not detract and this is a stunning and rare example.  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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  • We offer this rare antique Chinese turquoise ground jar with the iron red seal of the Empress Dowager and dating from the 19th century. The rounded bulbous jar is decorated with trailing fruiting grape vines with a bird perched on the stem with floral designs applied around the body in coloured enamels against a turquoise ground. Formal decorative borders are applied around the foot and top rim and the jar has an unglazed foot rim with kiln residue in the glaze. The jar is marked to the body with the red seal mark along with further marks and also has a four character mark to the base and dates from the 19th century. An identical patterned bowl is shown on page 102 of Millers Chinese and Japanese buyers guide and was sold in Sothebys Hong Kong.

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