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Small Urn with Blue Flower and Grass Design Jingdezhen Porcelain

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  • 青花草花文壷 景徳鎮窯
Late Ming Dynasty 17th Century H14cm
The urn is slightly taller than it is wide, and has a small lid shaped like a commander's helmet. It has a blue-on-white design of flowers and grasses that feels natural and unconstrained. The urn could have been used to hold cosmetic oil, medicine, cooking oil, or incense.