This is a Chinese Export provincial ceramic jar hand painted with a blue and white lakeside scene with other symbols and dating to the mid 17th century.
This is a hand potted piece with a squat shape and a glassy glaze having a blue/light green tinge, with many pock marks in the glaze.
The jar is all hand decorated in a free flowing manner in different shades of under-glaze cobalt blue having a grey/blue tinge in some areas which is a characteristic of this period, with what looks like a waterside scene with other symbols and an upper border around the top of the jar. The jar is also glazed to the base and has a painters mark in cobalt blue on the base.
We date this piece to early/mid 17th century, late Ming dynasty period.
Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. Some digs, pot marks and other marks from the original potting. Some fine glaze crazing. NO Cracks, NO Restoration.
Internal Ref: P 1957
Height = 13 cm (5.1")
Width = 13.3 cm (5.2")
Depth = 13.3 cm (5.2")
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