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BLUE & WHITE GINGER JAR AND COVER

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CATALOGUE NUMBER 0142

BLUE & WHITE GINGER JAR AND COVER

KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Height: 9 ¾ inches

 

PROVENANCE

Berwald Oriental Art, London, 2000

 
CATALOGUE NOTES

"Hawthorne" or "Prunus" ginger jar and cover decorated with two circular vignettes with winter themes, one depicting a courtier riding an ass, followed by a servant

on foot traveling through a desolate rocky landscape.

Both are holding their covered hands before their mouths

presumably indicating intense cold. The other scene shows a figure (perhaps the same man) seated in a rocky crevasse while an apparition of an Immortal materializes on a cloud. All on a ground of washed blue cracked-ice pattern with white fallen prunus blossoms. The straight-sided cover with a flat top is decorated