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Baluster Jar. Ruyi heads decorate the neck, and the shoulders have four roundels containing characters inscribed 'five sons graduate' reserved on diaper ground. The central scene is painted with five sons successful in the examinations returning home to their father, each with an attendant and a parasol, and visiting the Queen Mother of the West in the Moon, a hare with a pestle and mortar near her feet, above ruyi-shaped lappets round the foot. Hard-paste porcelain, thrown, decorated in underglaze-blue, height 19.0 cm, diameter 17.2 cm, circa 1400-1600. Ming Dynasty. Chinese.