Ming Dynasty porce­lain jar to be auc­tioned

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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)

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