Large Antique 19th c. Chinese Porcelain Polychrome Famille Rose Jar. 18" tall. With calligraphy. and seals. It is dated summer 1892, painted in Jingdezhen by a person whose name is hard for us to read. The inscription across the lid is a saying attributed to the important painter/calligrapher Zhao Mengfu and translates loosely to "Sincerely spending your life appreciating what is ancient is the source of renewal." The red characters around the top of the body are copying archaic script from the collection of Ruan Yuan. The mark on the base is a stamped "made during the Tongzhi reign" mark, but these were commonly applied to porcelains like this that were created during the Guangxu reign that followed (1875-1908). Measures 10"x10"x18". Weight 12 pds. PROVENANCE: A Pawleys Island SC Private Estate.