This particular example is quite unusual due to its subject matter...
Qianlong Period export ware such a...
Jars such as this current example were often given as gifts containing foodstuffs with the lids glued shut. As a result, many lids were broken upon opening and subsequently lost to history, which is why so many are seen without their original lids...
Like our similarly shaped Qianlong Period Tureen Base Item # 959327 (Sold), this piece is top quality in terms of "Nanking Ware" (not to be confused with Nanking Cargo Sh...
Size and Condition: 30 inches tall, 22 inches across the widest span of the legs, 15 inches in diameter for the circular top...