Ming Dynasty porcelain jar to be auctioned
And example of one of the most prominent styles of Chinese porcelain, wucai, will go to auction in Hong Kong in November.
Christie’s will auction off the a 46-centimer-high wucai jar with a cover and bearing a production mark of Jiajing reign at the bottom. The wucai technique developed in the 16th century during the rule of Ming (1368-1644) Emperor Jiajing.
The object is decorated with a lively scene in which fish swim freely among weeds. A similar example is in the collection of Beijing’s National Museum of China.
The jar to be sold used to be in the possession of Hu Huichun (1910-1993), one of the most important Chinese connoisseurs and collectors of the 20th century. (Photo 4)