Yuan jar with light green glaze
Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)
H. 41 cm or 161/8 in
This charming jar comes from a region in southwest China, called Yunnan. It dates from the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). The jar is covered with an aesthetic green glaze that has certainly lightened over time. The vase is decorated with an interesting variety of patterns. Palmettes are represented on the body and on the elegant lid. In addition, medallions showing an important element of the Buddhist tradition, the vajra, continue to decorate the jar. The piece is certainly from a Buddhist shrine or a tomb and would have contained ritual offerings.
This jar is in very good condition. Slight chips are however visible on the body as well as on the lid. The glaze covers the whole piece except for the foot.