RARE Ming Dynasty Chinese large wine jar. The thick potted Chinese porcelain jar having bulbous body to the rounded shoulder, short neck to wide opening, with flat base. The exterior hand painted in unique FAHUA Design, of various flowers appear to be growing from the bottom of the vase beneath bands of floral bouquets enclosed within ruyi shaped cartouches. With arrays of ruyi clouds on the neck, and banded with Cresting LiShui wavy waters on the foot. The decoration motif outlined by raised and incised trails of white slip with the characteristic Fahua palette combines a selection of low fired over glazes turquoise, ink blue, amber yellow, Aubergine, purple, emerald green and white. The glaze terminated slightly before the foot rim, revealed the pale-creme ground with darker spots in the firing.
Dimensions: 14" H x 11" Dia.
From The Private Collections of Jean-Pierre Bradley. This special group of items were bought from an estate sale, the consignors were told that these items came from the first wife (pictured) of Jean-Pierre Bradley. Born in France and left in 1936 to become a long time resident from Georgia. A graduate of MIT in Electrical engineering was recruited to be involved in the initial planning of the first US ICBM. Throughout his life he had the opportunity to travel extensively . His travels led him to many foreign countries where he would buy treasures for his beloved wife. These items are believed to be a small part of the treasures he invested in. The Jean-Pierre Bradley's collections can be found from Lot-133 through Lot-174.