Yuan Dynasty lidded jar with blue-and-white and under-glazed red decorations

Updated: Dec 19, 2023 Print
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The blue-and-white jar with a lid and intricately carved under-glazed red decorations, Yuan Dynasty, from the collection of the Hebei Museum [Photo/Official website of the Hebei Museum]

Behold this exquisite Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) ceramic jar, featuring a range of intricate decorative techniques. It has a lid with a mythical creature-shaped knob. Its neck is embellished with a band of interlocking peonies, and its shoulder showcases scrolling vine patterns and large cloud motifs.

Four flower-shaped reserve panels girdle the abdomen, each featuring intricately carved flowers and rocks. The branches and leaves are rendered in blue and white, while the flowers and rocks are in under-glazed red, creating a captivating decorative effect.

The jar in now in the permanent collection of the Hebei Museum.

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