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Large Blue & White Chinese Dragons Pumpkin Jar
A fantastic and rare blue and white porcelain Chinese export jar in a unique pumpkin shape and featuring a vertical design of dragons and phoenix birds flying towards each other and chasing pearls in the clouds.
This jar is full of symbolism as the dragon is a benevolent creature in the Chinese culture and the bringer of life-sustaining rain, and usually shown cavorting among clouds and playing with a pearl. This is a representation of a celestial luminary, either the sun or the moon and the dragon's play is seen as an attempt to swallow the pearl, in order to bring on a solar or lunar eclipse.
The Chinese phoenix is seen as an immortal whose rare appearance is said to be an omen foretelling harmony at the ascent to the throne of a new emperor.
11"H x 11"W
Has a nice weight to it
Made in China, circa 1960
Excellent vintage condition, no chips or cracks
All orders ship within 3-5 business days after the order and payment is received but slight delays may occur during high season and holidays.
All orders ship out of our San Diego, CA warehouse and those in the US will arrive within 2-9 days, depending on the shipping method selected.
We use USPS and UPS as our preferred shipping carriers as we're able to use discounted commercial shipping rates. At the time of shipping, we will select the most cost efficient and expeditious option for your order (USPS Priority/UPS Ground or 3 Day Select) - the less a package is in transit, the better chances of a safe arrival are.
Our website is integrated with USPS and UPS which means that shipping costs are automatically calculated during checkout based on your shipping address and size and weight of the box. That said, calculations are not always precise, particularly for multi-product orders. If final shipping costs end up being less than what you paid, we will refund you any significant difference and if it ends up being more, we will bear that cost.
We do not charge any mark ups, handling fees or shipping insurance costs to our customers. We provide complimentary shipping insurance on all orders to protect you against damage that may occur during transit. We have safely shipped thousands of fragile orders and we expertly package the porcelain and glass orders so you can rest assured that your order will arrive to you safely.
International customers: depending on your location and size of your order we may be able to offer shipping to you. Please contact us for a shipping estimate.
Due to significant new tax and customs implications as a result of Brexit, we are unable to ship to UK effective January 1, 2021. We apologize to our UK customers but as a small business we are unable to take on the large amount of requirements.