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Transitional late Ming Dynasty circa 1650

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  • Xupes Reference OR1307008
  • Age Transitional late Ming Dynasty circa 1650
  • Condition The jar is offered in excellent original condition without restoration. There are a couple of chips to the top rim with a couple of small chips to the cover with a making flaw to the rim. There is also some light rubbing to the painted design although none of these detract. A very fine and stylish example for the discerning collector!  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 fine antique Chinese Wucai transitional lidded jar painted with two phoenix birds amidst scrolling prunus flowers and dating from around 1650. The baluster shaped porcelain jar stands on a narrow rounded unglazed flat foot with a narrow funnel shaped neck and slightly everted rim. The jar is hand decorated in shades of red, green, yellow and brown with two phoenix birds in flight set amidst scrolling prunus flowers with underglazed blue lines around the top and bottom edges of the jar. The jar has an unglazed base and is not marked and comes with its original domed cover which has been similarly painted.

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