|Late Qing Ge-type Blue and White ‘Zodiac’ Jardiniere (LQG121302)
Late Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with ge-type glaze & underglaze cobalt blue
D: 25 cm, h: 18.8 cm
From a New York area estate
A charming late Qing gang or fishbowl jardiniere, decorated with all 12 of the zodiac cycle (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig) in underglaze blue, all against a ‘ge’ glaze ground. The rendering of the zodiac animals is naive and rather comical.