" , Shoulder marked "Ming Dynasty Wanli Period, This huge and heavy white and cobalt blue porcelain jar original was made as a Taoist wine jar for Taoism temple sacrifice also as a fire extinguishing water container . Size 53cm high, 28cm chest (20 1/2" Hx 11" x11w) , 13.5cm mouth. As you could see, there are Imperial symbols were painted on this giant vase. There is a roll of "Jiaoye "on neck and a roll "Lianbang " on footing wall, and a roll of "Ocean RocksO" on lower wall, and a roll of "Imperial Clouds " on shoulder.
Which all are Ming Imperial symbols. Plus, there is a roll of figurines of Tale of Seven Sages in Bamboo. In last 20 years of Wanli reign, Emperor Wanli spent his most time to practice his Taoism projects without attending any morning meeting with ministers which was Emperor's main duty, then lived worked in the Taoist Temple as home and palace.
This is a 100% Wanli Period Ming Dynasty , Imperial Taoist temple ware. Little yellowish creamy white body under glaze as seeing through. Bumpy feeling while fingers stroking on surface of body, also can see a bumpy ring around mid of body, which means a mid jointed line, a typical Ming porcelain craftsmanship. Greenish blue painted entire picture with a ring of blue cover on the louth, which is a typical late Ming style.
Bottom red "fire mark", which is Feo2 crystal, after hundreds years dripped and polymerization of iron. Emperor spent his most time in Imperial Taoism Temple practice Tao's technic for longevity ever. And never went to the Court arguing with ministers. The most important is there are millions big and smaller bubbles in the glaze. Which is so attractive watching them by luuver or far away its soft and juicy surface.The item "Huge Ming Dy. Chinese porcelain Jar Wanli period blue & white Seven Sages" is in sale since Saturday, March 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Vases". The seller is "yehlinaloha_1" and is located in Cottonwood, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.