While jars of this form are known painted with numerous designs, those with this auspicious motif of flowers in vases are unusual. A round jar painted with this motif from the H. Lauritzen Collection, in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, is illustrated in L. Reidemeister, Ming-Porzellane in Schwedischen Sammlungen, Berlin, 1935, pl. 19c.
Compare also a smaller square jar painted with floral sprays and insects, sold in our London rooms, 7th December 1993, lot 227; and one with flowers issuing from rockwork painted in wucai enamels, illustrated in Sekai tōij zenshū/Catalogue of World’s Ceramics, vol. 11, Tokyo, 1955, fig. 123.
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