Chinese Qing Dynasty Period, Yongzheng blue & white wrapped floral motif porcelain ink box. Stoutly potted Chinese porcelain unto a slightly flat round box, with rounded wide cavetto, correspondence dome lid, raised from rounded sides over a wide cavetto Inner flange circumscribed around the containers lip allows for a perfect fitment of the covering, with slighty flaring open mouth lip. All reserved hand painted ornamentations are rendered in clean white under glaze base color which contrast against the cobalt blue fine color. Blue and white porcelain in Chinese it is called Qing Hua Ci. It is the most important variety of China’s porcelain. It was originated in the Yuan Dynasty. Its color does not easily fade and durability is longer. It used cobaltous oxide as the colorant. Patterns were directly painted onto the inner body and burnt after glaze was applied on it. The dome lid adorned with coin medallion describe of flying Fu bat among cumulus clouds among auspicious Chinese ornament interspersed with vapor, ruyi clouds, enclosed with double fine rings. The exterior belly decorated with scrolling interlocking tendril and ruyi, enclosed with single fine blue ring line. The word bat Fu, in Chinese sounds identical to the word for luck which is a pair of homophones implied linguistic symbolism the symbolic meaning of bat is commonly recognized as good fortune in Chinese culture and meaning the five blessings, is a concept that signify a grouping of certain good fortunes and luck in Chinese culture. A characteristic heaped and piled effect, the under glaze grayish-blue concentrates in certain areas, bubbling through the surface of the glaze and turning a deep blue-black. The clay is very fine, with a brilliant glaze finish that was applied by a meticulous, the shape is uniformly proportioned.
Mark on under base, a six under glazed blue seal script characters reign mark, YongZheng Reign Period of Great Qing Dynasty.
Dimensions: 4.75"L x 1.75"H
Private (Estate) collections of Jack J. Woo, by inheritance.