Circa 1840 Chinese Export Sacred Bird and Butterfly Large Pot that is 4 3/4" in height and 5" in diameter at the top opening. Brush Pots used for brushes and combs might have been what this was originally made for,BUT The idea of using this as a planter is better in today's world especially for a sacred bird and butterfly collector. This is the best in sacred bird and butterfly that you will see. Plenty of birds and butterflies in this well decorated piece. Just a great find. Ladies in Texas, this is for you. I have searched high and low for sacred bird and butterfly in the past ten years but is is hard to find. Over ten years ago I purchased a 200 piece set in this pattern and thru it and my web site I met many new great customers. I will not call any of you as you will have to find it on your own while my wife enjoys it in our sun room. It is perfect with no restoration and maybe one of the best quality in decoration that I have had. Many years ago a ladi in the Washington, D.C. Area had a whole set of sacred bird and butterfly and donated it to a museum in Charleston, S.C. It becae so popular that Mottahedeh duplicated this pattern and sells it thru the gift shop of that museun in Charleston. At present we have a plate in sacred bird and butterfly made by mottahedeh.