Description Jars of this type were once used as water pots on a writing desk by scholars. The rounded crisp mouth is a functional design which assists in removing excess water from a brush. Cobalt blue paintings on the white porcelain body depict a three clawed dragon consuming floating sacred fungi lingzhi, believed to ensure long life and used as a symbol for immortality. A mark for good luck inscribed on the foot of the pot reads "precious jade treasure".
- Masterpieces of Chinese Porcelain. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1980-1981.
Provenance Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions marked: "precious jade treasure"
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters
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