|Kangxi Blue and White ‘Auspicious Beasts’ Jar (KBW101321)
|c. 1700 – 1720, early 18th century
Kangxi Period, Qing Dynasty
Porcelain with underglaze cobalt blue
H: 23 cm (with cover), 21.6 cm (without cover)
From a Jackson, Mississippi private collection
A striking Kangxi period blue and white covered jar, decorated with classic early 18th century motifs: crackled ice and prunus blossom ground, diaper shoulder, and qilin beasts within landscaped cartouches. In Chinese, beast (shou) is a homonym for longevity (also shou) — hence the “auspicious” beasts theme.
Wood cover included.