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What a Fantastic Design! This Jar / Vase Originates From Provincial China And Was Made During The Ming Dynasty. Although to The Western Eye The Repeating Blue Pattern Appears as "Busy Ants" They Are in Fact What The Chinese Refer to as "Shou Characters" This "Shou Character" Represents Longevity or Long Life Which in Chinese Culture is a Blessing. It is Rather a Large And Imposing Porcelain Vessel And Because of It's Depth And Heavy Potting Remains Quite Functional Should One Wish To Put it to Use With Flowers or Long Stemmed Green Foliage And so on. Because of The Nature of Chinese Hard Paste Porcelain And The Simple Repeating Motifs it Really is a Timeless Object That Could Easily Be Mistakenly Identified as Being Modern, Particularly to The Lay Person. That Being Said it is a Bold And Robust Interiors Object That I Guarantee You, Will Capture Your Interest And All Who See it. It Has Been Marked With a Four (4) Character Mark Within Double Circles To The Base. It is in Excellent Condition Given It's Long Long Life of Approximately 400 Years. There Are Two Indentations to The Foot-Rim (see images) Which Occurred During The Process of Creation as Both Areas Are Still Covered in Original Glaze. Perfect For Your Asian Themed Room or For The Collector of Provincial Chinese Porcelain.

The Height of This Jar/Vase is 30 cm
I Would Date This Jar/Vase to The Late Ming Dynasty - Jiajing / Wanli Period- 16th/17th Century

Item ID: Gai1342

Large Chinese Ming Dynasty "Busy Ant" Jar-Blue & White

$1,550

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