A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'FLORAL' JAR, JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD | 明嘉靖 青花花卉紋罐 《大明嘉靖年製》款
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A RARE BLUE AND WHITE 'FLORAL' JAR
JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD
明嘉靖 青花花卉紋罐 《大明嘉靖年製》款
the broad globular body vividly and boldly painted with a wide band of composite flowering branches of peony, lotus, chrysanthemum and camelia issuing from scrolling stems and foliage, all beneath a lappet border around the shoulder and above a band of upright plantain leaves around the foot, the base inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark within a double-circle
Height 24.3 cm, 9⅝ in.
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The neck has been restored and painted over. There is a crack that runs around the lower half of the jar (just above the foot), and another crack the runs from one chrysanthemum blossom across the body and continues around the base, both also visible in the interior under UV light, both painted over on the exterior (some flaking to this restoration). There is also a small chip (ca. 0.5 by 0.3 cm) to the body.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25th April 2004, lot 298.