Vintage Maitland-Smith Porcelain Ginger Jar. Hong Kong.
This porcelain jar was made in kilns near the ancient kilns of Wun Yiu village – once the center of porcelain industry back in the 1600s. It was then hand-painted and refired in Hong Kong.
Maitland-Smith acquired this piece and sold it through their global network . . . from their base in Hong Kong. Maitland Smith, founded by a well-known London antique dealer and designer – acquired and reproduced world class quality products. Their expertise includes metal casting, finely executed porcelains, sophisticated finishing techniques, detailed hand painting, beautiful inlaid marquetry and the finest hand carved woodwork.
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This jar has some faint discoloration on the rim of the body – under the lid. Some crazing along body which is expected at this age and only adds to the character of the porcelain.
A gorgeous jar surrounded with fruit, greenery and designs.