A small porcelain hand painted, handled, lidded container with Nanking pattern in underglaze blue.
The thinly potted porcelain that has a bluish cast to the glaze. It has branched handles with small oak leaf decoration where the handle attaches to the body. The lid has a berry finial with leaves. The underglaze blue decoration is very fine and is a nice dark blue color. The lid fits the small pot but is a slightly different blue color. It has a foot ring that is not glazed. The lid has an unglazed underside and the mouth on the pot is unglazed on the inside.
There are no porcelain marks.
Provenance: From the Ellis Family collection, a well-known Pacific Northwest family. The Ellis' were pioneer settlers to the San Juan Islands in the late 19th century. The collection was purchased in the late 19th and early 20th Century.
3 ¼” (8.3 cm) tall x 2 7/8” (7.3 cm) diameter. Weighs 5.1 oz (140 g)
There are no breaks or chips. There is a small hairline above the handle on the body. The pot looks fresh and bright.
A delicate well painted old small pot to add to your collection of blue and white porcelain.