Pair 24" Chinese Qing Blue & White Porcelain Jars

Included here is a pair of Qing dynasty covered jars from the mid to late 19th century. They measure 24.5" high with lids. Jars alone measure 22" by 9". Their inverted baluster form have tall necks and feature slight dome covers with flange rims with fu dog finials. Sides are painted with dragons among chrysanthemums, a cloud band and bat collar above a leaf and Greek key motif band at the base. There are no known hallmarks. There are small chips to the underside and the edges of the lids. There is a large oval crack on one side of one jar which has been partially repaired but which requires further restoration. This jar also has a thin hairline visible only on the inside of the neck. The neck on the other jar has repairs to a break, and a hairline extends from the neck through most of the mid-section to the base. There are a couple spots where old adhesive label residue has hardened and yellowed, but these spots can be easily removed. Finally, there is a small dab of white house paint on the side of one jar which must be removed. The damage and repairs were present when the pair were purchased by our client in the 1980s. In 1998 the pair were appraised for insurance purposes by Sotheby's for $6,000. We'll be happy to include a copy of this appraisal in advance of purchase. Additional images gladly forwarded upon request. ( rsok )

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Ceramics & Porcelain
Antiques (approx100yrs)
19th Century
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