Heavily potted Chinese Qing dynasty Qianlong period porcelain tripod jardinière, or planter, decorated around the circumference in underglaze cobalt blue set against a celadon white ground with a stylized paddle boat. Also featured is an abstracted phoenix bird surrounded by smaller birds chasing the sun. A variety of objects float in the background. The geometric rim decoration continues 3/4” into the interior and the glaze extends about 2” into the unglazed interior. The base and backs of the tripod feet are unglazed. Weighs over 6 lbs. and measures 8 1/8” high by 9 7/8” diameter at the rim. 18th century. Very good overall condition with signs of use consistent with its age and function. There are a few tiny chips and flea bites to the 1” wide, flat rim. From the private collection of a Tucson, AZ family who resided in China in the 1940s.