A blue and white porcelain covered jar  Shunji Mark and Period
Lot 3246
A blue and white porcelain covered jar Shunzhi Mark and Period
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A blue and white porcelain covered jar
Shunzhi Mark and Period
Carefully potted and painted in soft shades of cobalt wash and outline with a stiff leaf band around its neck while birds and insects hover amid flowering branches descending from garden rocks drawn on the shoulder and other leafy twigs and a small plant of cheqian (plantago major) surround the spreading foot, the deeply recessed base centered with a four-character Shunzhi nian ji mark in regular script and the domical cover filled with further flowering branches.
Height 10 1/2in (26.5cm)


  • Note: renditions of the cheqian plant as well as the shaded edges to the leaf spray immediately to its left appear on a number of porcelains ascribed to the Shunzhi reign. See Butler, Curtis and Little, Treasures from an Unknown Reign Shunzhi Porcelain 1644-1661 (2002), cat. nos. 22.1 and 22.2, pp 126-129 and cat. no. 28, p. 136. For another four-character Shunzhi mark on a blue and white porcelain from the collection of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, see Little, Chinese Ceramics of the Transitional Period: 1620-1683 (1983), cat. no.39, p. 91.