PAIR OF LARGE CHINESE PORCELAIN HELMET JAR WITH INTERMINGLED MING BLUE, AND IRON-RED DESIGN. Sturdy porcelain jar with robust shoulder region curving into a feminine waist that extends all the way to the bottom forming the raised circular base. The baluster jar is capped by a dome lid, resembling the form of a generals helmet, crowned with a simple lotus-bud finial. The exterior is encapsulated in Ming-blue water lily, seagrass, and other marine flora; Which makes up the habitat that the iron-red carp swim through. The foot rim reveals the cut edges during the making process, and the base left unglazed with grayish creme-brown ground and dark spots of firing marks.
Mark on base, a six blue underglazed script -KaiShu- characters enclosed within double fine rings, Made in The Years of JiaJing Reign Period of Great Ming (1507-1567).
Dimensions: 16-1/4" H x 13-3/4" Dia.
PROVENANCE: From the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. (1933- 2017).
He was gifted these items from his parents who had lived abroad in the late 1800s.
Cecil Knight Sr. professional experience was in foreign property acquisition for major corporations, trips to find and evaluate a piece of property often would take 6 months or more. This time while in foreign countries also allowed the couple to search out and collect highly sought after rare and unique antiques that they would bring back as gifts for his family members and add into their private collection.
Over many years they had collected more than 240 Chinese items as well as almost 1,500 European works of art and treasures.
The following Item(s) from the estate and inheritance of Cecil Knight Jr. offered at auction catalog listing from Lot-23 through Lot-60.
Over all in EXCELLENT Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired.
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