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Cricket box - 19th century?
This is another interesting piece I recently found. It is a large cricket box with a delightful scene of children playing. The jar is about 4 1/2 inches tall and 6 1/2 inches in diameter. The upper rim, inside of lid, and bottom are stained brown. The piece is slightly warped. The bottom has a spiral incising both inside and out. I just realized that there are 2 bats on the back of the piece that appear to have characters in them, will have to take more photos.
It appears that the people on the jar were painted with a black underglaze and the colors were added in a later firing. The colors are slightly raised.
I have a lot to learn about Chinese porcelain, but I don't think this piece was made for export.