Chinese Ming Red and white porcelain pear vase, substantial rotund body with rounded shoulders converging into a short neck, with a slightly concave foot base. All delicately in a copper-red hand painting in a clean white under glazed base color. The shoulder decorated in lotus blooms interspersed with foliage, vines bounded with double fine lines and upturning lappets on the neck. The belly depicted in a frame the great snarling imperial five-claws dragon careening through cumulus clouds flame above thrashing Li-Shui waves to chase a flaming pearls. Dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, the Son of Heaven, eternity, Yang and Yin, male vigor and fecundity and the Li-Shui wave pattern which is known to be the abode of dragons. The clay is fine and exquisite, the glaze smooth, brilliant with a moist appearance, the finishing meticulous. Displayed upon a carved hardwood stand.
The under base bear a reign mark, a vertical six underglaze blue script characters reign mark, enclosed within double fine rings, Made in The Years of Jiajing Reign Period of Great Ming Dynasty.
Measurements: 13-1/8" H x 8-1/2" Diam.
Stand: 2" H
From the private collections of Madame Kimball, of Boston, Massachusetts, by inheritance. Records bought from AMEUBLEMENTS ANCIENS, Faiences & Porcelaines, Bibelots & Tapisseries Anciennes, 3 Rue Des Saints-Peres, Paris (6). Dealers in Works of Art & Antiques, Curios, Armor, Plate, China, Jewels, etc. The Kimball's family collections offered at this Auctions can be found on Lot 71, Lot 87, Lot 97 - 142, Lot 138 - 141 and Lot 146 - 153