Chinese Kangxi period (1662-1722) ginger jar decorated in underglaze blue on a slightly off-white porcelain ground with shou characters alternating with stylized leafy lotus heads. A ruyi head border extends around the circumference of the upper shoulder. Typical of Kangxi porcelain, the glazed base has an underglaze blue double circle at the center, and is covered in “pig’s bristle holes.” The relatively flat foot rim and the exterior mouth are both unglazed while the interior is glazed. Measures about 8 inches high and 7 1/2 inches diameter. 18th century. Very good overall condition with a few minor old brown production hairlines in the interior. A markedly similar jar illustrated as lot 3 Sale 7816 sold at Christie’s London on June 17, 2009 for $1333. From the private collection of a former American resident in Guangzhou and Beijing from 1983-1987.