Qianlong seal mark The exterior decorated with evenly-spaced stylised lotus and chrysanthemum blossoms amidst meandering leafy scrolls, all framed within upward and downward ruyi-heads and a frieze of crashing waves at the rim, the base with a six-character Imperial zhuanshu seal mark. 17.2cm high.
清乾隆款 青花纏枝四季花卉紋鼓墩形罐 青花「大清乾隆年製」篆書款
The decoration on the current jar originated from the Ming dynasty prototypes and integrated into the Qing dynasty. It is very rare to find barrel-shaped jars decorated in blue and white, see a almost identical jar dated with Qianlong seal mark and of the period, sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2012, lot 3998.
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