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This is a Chinese handcrafted porcelain provincial jar or vase, all hand painted in cobalt blue and dating to the Ming period of the early 16th century or possibly earlier.


The jar is handcrafted, strongly potted with a baluster shape and short neck. The inner top rim and foot rim are all hand cut. The jar is glazed inside and out and to the underside foot, in a fairly thick light grey/blue colour. It is hand decorated in a continuous floral pattern going around the jar, with quick brush strokes, as is usual on provincial wares of this period. It has a blue ring around the top neck, central section and two rings above the foot all in cobalt blue. The colour of the blue varies from a very light grey blue through to a very dark almost black colour.


This is definitely a Chinese Ming dynasty piece but the date of making could be from the Hongzhi period (1488 -1505) up to the Wanli period which started in 1573 and we have given it a nominal date of early 16th Century.


Overall a very decorative piece of Chinese Ming porcelain from the 16th Century.


  • Dimensions: 

    Height: 7.4 in (18.8 cm)Diameter: 7.5 in (19.05 cm)

  • Condition: 

     Overall good antique condition for age. NO Cracks and NO Restoration. Very slight nibble to top rim edge. Some Kiln Grit from the time of firing in the kiln. - please see the images.

    Chinese Porcelain Ming Provincial Jar or Vase Blue & White, Jiajing 16th Century

    SKU: P 2246
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