Antique Chinese 17th Century Ming Dynasty Celadon Ceramic Gunpowder Bullet Jar

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Antique Chinese grey celadon ceramic military "gunpowder jar" or "bullet jar," late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

The jar is handcrafted, strongly potted with a cylindrical tapering form, high shoulder, short neck, and lightly ground down rim.

The body is potted with horizontal coiled ribbing and covered with glaze in various shades of grey celadon.

REFERENCES:

Similar jars are in The Smithsonian's National Museum

https://asia.si.edu/object/S2005.51/

and The British Museum collections

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/A_1985-1119-22

MEASUREMENTS:

Height: 14.8 cm (5.8 inches)

Diameter: 10.5 cm (4.1 inches).

CONDITION: showing age and use, nice age patina, some chips on the neck and the base's rim.

Item Details

Reference #:
C440
Quantity
1
Category
Asian
SubCategory
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
Ming Dynasty
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material