An everyday item, probably used to store cooking oil, this underglaze blue and white Kangxi Period (1662-1772) jar has the charm and spontaneity of provincial China. A playful design of four round faces creates four loops for rope so the jar could be hung from a wall hook. On the sides are drawings of two very rotund children under lotus leaves. Freely drawn scrolls and sprigs surround the spout. The jar is neither fine nor in perfect condition--there are firing flaws and the spout has small chips--but it has great appeal. Dimensions: Height 7" (18 cm), diameter 6" (15 cm).