Pair Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jars 19th Century Hand Painted
This pair of Chinese Blue and White ginger jars were hand painted in the late 19th century during the Qing Dynasty transitional Tongzhi-Guangxu period. The jars are decorated in cobalt blue with an allover plum blossom pattern reserved in white against a deep blue ground. Against this deep blue background, the delicate white blossoms create an exquisite contrast that captivates the viewer’s gaze.
The exquisite plum blossom pattern was one of the favorite patterns of the Kangxi Emperor. (reign 1661–1722 ) and has been sought after ever since.
The covers have matching decoration and traditional round finials painted deep blue.
The bases show the double circle mark. During the reign of Emperor Yongzheng, who reigned from 1722 to 1735, the double blue circle mark was often used on imperial porcelain or high-quality ceramics. Since then, this mark has been a symbol of high quality in Chinese porcelain. These jars encapsulate the finest qualities of Chinese porcelain, blending artistic beauty, historical significance, and superb craftsmanship.
Dimensions: 12.75″ tall x 8.5″ diameter at widest point x 5.5″ diameter across base
References for images and information on Chinese porcelain with similar prunus decoration on blue ground see Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ginger jar, unknown maker, 1683 – 1710, Jingdezhen, China. Museum no. C.820&A-1910. Victoria and Albert Museum, London. And, Chinese Blue and White Porcelain by Duncan Macintosh, pg 71, plate 51.