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A small blue and white octagonal jar and cover, Chinese, Chongzhen/Shunzhi, circa 1640-50.

The central zone is painted with lotus and peony above a band of false gadroons.

The shoulders decorated with a collar of blue ground petals enclosing single sprays of flowers below a short straight neck embellished with key fret.

The domed cover is painted with a band of lanceolate leaves below an onion finial, height 15cm. A pair to CER0062.

The jars appear in the 1690 Devonshire Schedule, the inventory of an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess od Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703), which records: ‘A pair of small eight square blue and white Jarrs with covers to them.’


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