Chinese Blue & White Clobbered Jar, Green Background, Circa 1780
This Chinese Qianlong period blue and white ginger jar was “clobbered” or enameled with a wonderful apple green background along with iron red and then decorated with an exotic phoenix bird, insects and flowers all outlined with gilding.
During the 18th & early 19th centuries, often blue and white Chinese export was sent to Holland and England to be “clobbered” or enameled with color to enhance their decorative appeal. Colorful Imari porcelain was very popular at that time and was much more expensive than Chinese blue and white ware. It took clever European potters to see the advantage of adding color or clobbering to the porcelain. It is an overglaze process which is refired to make the color permanent.
- Chinese Circa 1780
- Height: 9" | Diameter: 8"
- Item #7221
- Price: $2,600