A FINE BLUE AND WHITE 'THREE FRIENDS' JARLET
MARK AND PERIOD OF YONGZHENG
superbly potted with slightly curved sides supported on a recessed base, gently rising to a rounded shoulder, surmounted by a waisted neck below a small lipped mouth, finely painted on the exterior in brilliant shades of cobalt blue, with a stem of bamboo and intertwined branches of pine and prunus, all below registers of foliate scrolls and floating clouds, the underside inscribed in underglaze blue with a six-character reign mark, stand
5.2 cm., 2 in.
S. Marchant & Son Ltd., London, 1991.
Qing Mark and Period Blue and White, S. Marchant & Son Ltd., London, 1984, cat. no. 14.