Thursday, July 30, 2020

18th Century Chinese Blue & White Ginger Jar

A baluster form lidded jar decorated with large peony flowers and foliates. Four shizi (lion dog / foo dog) heads are applied in relief form on all sides. The lid is adorned with a shizi (lion dog / foo dog) shaped blue knob.


In Chinese culture the shizi dog symbolizes power and strength of character. The Peony (牡丹) is the national flower of China; this flower signifies richness, opulence, beauty, honor and high social status. A symbol of spring, it is also used as a metaphor for female beauty and reproduction. Pictured in full bloom, the peony symbolizes peace.


China, circa 1840


Dimensions: H: 15” Dia: 7.5”

Price: $1,300.00

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