The jar is painted in underglaze blue with fan and leaf-shaped panels.
Each panel encloses vases containing lotus, fern and other foliage with archaic vessels and scrolls.
The panels are set on a cracked ice ground decorated in reverse technique with lotus meander.
The neck is encircled by a collar of pointed leaves.
The drum shaped cover also with lotus on a cracked ice ground, height 31cm.
The 1690 Devonshire Schedule, an inventory listing an immense bequest from Elizabeth, Countess of Devonshire (1619-1689), to her daughter Anne, Countess of Exeter (1649-1703), records under ‘Large plain China….A small blue and white Jarr eleven inches high with a hollow fflatt cover.’