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Lot 0060
Chinese Ming Dynasty WuCai Porcelain Jar. White underglaze covers the Bulbous body, with vivid hand-painted scenery. The enamels have and opaque quality, with a wide selection of tones that give a bright eminence to the jar. Scenery displays a peaceful carp proceeding through underwater foliage. Floral cartouche line the top and bottom collars in an alternating pattern. The underside left unglazed, with pale-creme base spotted firing marks and edge-cut foot rim. A single carp symbolizes patience and steadfastness. Carps can also symbolize perseverance due to their natural willpower to overcome a flowing streams current.


Mark on base, a six underglaze blue script -KaiShu- characters reign mark, Made in The Year of JiaJing Reign Period of Great Ming (1507-1567).
Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).

Dimensions: 10-1/8" H x 10-3/8" 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.
Original receipt from Sep 5th 1898 H. Hartje, Fancy Goods, Curious, Groceries store, 731-733 Brannan St. and cor. 16th & Potrero Ave San Francisco. (DUE TO MULTIPLE ITEMS ON ONE RECEIPT, THIS SALE NOT COME WITH ORIGINAL RECEIPT).

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.

Condition

Over all in EXCELLENT Condition; With normal anomalies in nature, sign of minor scratch. No chip, No crack, No hairline, No repaired.

The bidder assumes responsibility for ensuring that the condition of the item(s) meets with their satisfaction prior to bidding. Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, and is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. EDEN Galleries shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging.

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MING JIAJING WUCAI CARP MOTIF PORCELAIN JAR

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