Property of various owners
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)