Chinese 19thC. Shuangxi "DOUBLE HAPPINESS" Blue Decorated Lidded Porcelain Jar
A beautiful large chinese blue on white lidded jar, probably 19th century, with the Shuangxi symbol on four sides. The "double happiness mark" is usually understood to mean "wedded bliss". This decorative symbol is created by the combination of two xi (joy) characters and referred to as shuang (double) xi (joy)". The jar is unmarked.
Condition: The jar has noticeable signs of emerging iron deposits. The decoration is detailed and beautiful. There are crackle in some spots on the glaze on the inside of the jar, but not something that is visible on the outside. The jar has scuff marks in some places on the outside and age related wear and patina, but no real damage. The lid has been chipped on the rim, should be visible in the pictures. All in all, the jar is in very good condition.
Dimensions: The jar is 25cm tall with lid (approx. 10 inches).