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China, Jiangxi Province; Ming period (1368-1644), early 15th century (probably Xuande era, 1426 - 1435)
Porcelain painted with underglaze cobalt blue (Jingdezhen ware)
H. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); D. 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art
The four peony sprays that form the primary decoration of this wide-mouthed jar are typical of the designs of blue-and-white and other Xuande-era (1426 - 1435) ware produced both for imperial and non-imperial use. The difference is in the quality of the painting. In general, the outlines of the motifs on non-imperial pieces, such as this one, are not as carefully delineated and the brush strokes are less deliberate, giving the motifs a more blurred appearance than is found on court ceramics.
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