Ming Swatow jar, c.1590

Small Wanli period (1573-1620) Ming pottery jar from Swatow, in Southeast China, with a blue underglaze decoration of deer and stylized plants with crackle glaze. I purchased this great little jar from a ceramics dealer in Amsterdam, where a replacement neck was created over 200 years ago after the original neck broke off.

Jar measures 3-1/4″ high, 3-1/4″ wide.

Remains of the original broken neck are mostly obscured by the replacement neck and collar.

The Dutch replacement copper neck has an elaborately engraved floral design.

This jar has the same form and decoration as mine but with an intact neck.

Photo courtesy of Trocadero

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5 Responses to “Ming Swatow jar, c.1590”

  1. It looks like it’s from the time of Charlemagne.

  2. Larry Terricone says:

    Another increditable piece. I look forward to the next. What is the status of Wounded survivor” teapot, c.1810. That one I look forward to seeing in the future.

  3. Patricia says:

    This is lovely. Do you know the original purpose of the jar? Was it decorative or was it used to hold tea or some other good?


  4. Victoria says:

    I love the restoration. Almost looks like a Persian/ Iznik piece now.

  5. lorenzo devos says:

    I have just the same ,floral mark underneath

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