Small Blue and White Porcelain Plum Blossom Temple Jar, has a beautiful plum blossom design on a blue background. unique size and shape as well as rich cobalt blue designs, make this jar a wonderful addition to your collection.
The national flower of the Republic of China was officially designated as the plum blossom by the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China on 21 July 1964. The plum blossom, known as the meihua (Chinese: 梅花; pinyin: méihuā), is a symbol for resilience and perseverance in the face of adversity, because plum blossoms often bloom most vibrantly even amidst the harsh winter snow. As the plum tree can usually grow for a long time, ancient trees are found throughout China. Huangmei county (Yellow Mei) in Hubei features a 1,600-year-old plum tree from the Jin Dynasty which is still flowering. The three stamens represents Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Three Principles of the People, while the five petals symbolize the five branches of the government: Executive Yuan, Legislative Yuan, Judicial Yuan, Examination Yuan and Control Yuan. The flower has also been proposed to be one of the national flowers for the People's Republic of China.
The porcelains sourced for inspiration were made in the ancient city famous for blue and white and the imperial kilns - Jingdezhen. In the Chinese tradition, potters draw direct inspiration from designs from the past, these pieces have been chosen to represent the best design, regardless of age. Auspicious images that hearken to the earliest designs in blue and white from the Yuan, to the early modern wares of the Qing - each piece is just as valid a treasure as the original that inspired it. The artists that create these pieces are passionate and study their beauty by strolling antiques markets and museums for inspiration and visual delight.
* PLEASE NOTE THE UNIQUE CHARACTER OF ALL OUR WARES. MINOR VARIATION OF COLOR/SHAPE/DESIGN/SIZE IS EXPECTED FOR THIS HANDMADE ARTISAN CRAFTED PRODUCTS, IT IS DESIRABLE, NOT CONSIDERED A DEFECT . SMALL SPOTS, FLECKS, POCKS AND VARIATIONS ARE ALL PART OF THE CHARM OF HANDMADE WARES.
DIMENSIONS: 7.5” DIA x 10” H
FACTS & HISTORY: Jingdezhen porcelain (Chinese: 景德镇陶瓷) is Chinese porcelain produced in or near Jingdezhen in Jiangxi province in southern China. Jingdezhen may have produced pottery as early as the sixth century CE, though it is named after the reign name of Emperor Zhenzong, in whose reign it became a major kiln site, around 1004. By the 14th century it had become the largest centre of production of Chinese porcelain, which it has remained, increasing its dominance in subsequent centuries. From the Ming period onwards, official kilns in Jingdezhen were controlled by the emperor, making imperial porcelain in large quantity for the court and the emperor to give as gifts.