A Kangxi period blue and white jar with a later and very good carved wood cover having a serpentine jade plaque. The theme is the "3 friends of winter", pine, bamboo and plum blossom. Double circle on the bottom. Nice Kangxi blue. 17th century.
康熙 青 花 东 三 友 罐 带 老 木 调 盖.
About 10" high. Fine condition with no cracks chips or repairs, a couple of rough spots along the rim not readily visible. 2nd picture of bottom detail shows shadows, not stain. Light coat of tobacco stain yellowish in color not fully washed off.
Note 2: Partial Chinese Time Table important to ceramics:
Tang Dynasty AD 618-907
Northern Song 960-1127
Southern Song 1127-1279
Xi Xia 1038-1227
Ming Dynasty 1368-1662
Qing Dynasty imperial reign time table:
Shun-Tze 1644-1661; Kangxi 1662- 1722
Yongzhen 1723-1735; Qianlong 1736-1795
Jiaqing 1796-1820; Daoguang 1821-1850
Xiangfeng 1851-1861; Tongzhi 1862-1874
Guangxu 1875-1908; Xuantong 1909-1911
Early Republic of China: 1911-1940 .