A near pair of blue and white jars and covers, Chinese, Transitional, circa 1640-50.

The slender oviform bodies are painted in a clear cobalt blue with two leaf-shaped reserves, one enclosing lotus, the second peach blossom, and the cracked ice ground is further embellished with lotus sprays. The necks are decorated with a collar of spikey leaves, the drum-shaped covers  with lotus on cracked ice, 20cm high.


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