Pair Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Jars Hand Painted Kangxi Era C-1700
This exceptionally fine pair of Chinese porcelain jars were made circa 1700 in the reign of Emperor Kangxi. They are hand-painted in exquisite cobalt blue. Leafy peony scrolls seem to float over the surface of the baluster-shaped jars. The covers are similarly decorated, have a flared rim, and are surmounted by a rounded finial. The neck of each jar is decorated with traditional plantain leaves. The jars are characteristic of the outstanding blue-and-white ceramics manufactured during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor.
According to Sir Harry Garner, author of Oriental Blue and White, “The Kangxi blue and white reached a technical excellence that has never been surpassed. The porcelain pure white and of fine texture is covered with a glaze of slightly blueish tint…”
The jars are magnificent on display. They catch your eye from across the room and won’t let go. The design continues an ancient Chinese tradition of decorating porcelain with peonies and scrolling leaves. Peonies symbolize female beauty, royalty, wealth, and honor in Chinese tradition and have long been adored for their bold size and beautiful colors.
Dimensions:15.5″ tall x 8.5″ at the widest point
Condition: Excellent, with small edge chips along the top of the collars invisibly restored.