Chinese porcelain blue and white hexagonal guan painted with six circular reverse technique medallions of open-winged cranes amongst ruyi-head clouds on a blue ground, all framed with ruyi-heads in the corners, beneath a band with three pairs of flowerheads including lotus, camellia and chrysanthemum between precious objects, all between a lappet band above the foot and a ruyi-cloud band at the rim, the base unglazed.

12 inches, 30.5 cm high.

Jiajing, 1522-1566.




Tiny rim frits/chips restored, one rim crack measuring approx. 12cm long, one fireflaw beneath the neck extends to a faint rim crack approx. 4cm long, a star crack to the body, all consolidated.

Provenance & Additional Information

From an English private collection