early 19th century Qing period deep blue monochrome covered jar , no mark. This deep blue is sometimes called sacrificial blue after the sacrificial vessel color used at the Temple of Heaven in Peking. The color has been produced since the 17th century. This one is from the mid to early 19th century.
It stands about 11" tall. The hardwood top is a later replacement. Fine condition with no chips or hairlines. No marks whatsoever. Beautiful color and proportions. Use it as a jar or vase.
Note: The sacrificial blue is used for the annual offering made by the emperor at the Temple of Heaven. The occasion is to pray for a bundiful harvest season and for the good weather necessary. All the vessels are sacrificial blue for the event.