Description: A fine and rare Transitional porcelain pot, of good large size, with finely painted groups of figures (officials, attendants and musicians) in a bamboo grove. The decoration is typical of Chongzhen porcelain, ie derived from a woodblock print with a typical 'back' of rocky cliffs and swirling clouds. Pure white porcelain body with occasional impurities, iron spots. The potiche has original drilled holes for metal handles and an unglazed base.Diameter: 21.5 cm, height ...17.5 cm.Condition: Excellent condition. Has two glaze lines (not through body - not hairlines) visible only in angled light, 2.5cm and 4cm - see last two photos. Also quite marked surface wear around the shoulder on the outside of the pot and on the inside; most of the glaze is now gone on the bottom inside. The holes drilled for handles are original and glazed. No cracks, chips or restoration.Guarantee: I have been collecting Chinese and Japaneseporcelain for over twenty five years and am very careful in all attributions anddescriptions of condition given. I aim to use the additional photos to clearlyshow any damage so that you know exactly what to expect. If, when you receive the item, itis not as described you may return it for a full refund of the purchase pricewithin 14 days of receipt. Returned items must be in the same condition as sentout, and return shipping must be paid for by the buyer.Payment: I will accept payment internationally viaPayPal; payment from UK buyers can be by PayPal, bank transfer or personalcheque.Postage and packing: The pot is large and heavy (2.2kg) and will be shipped by courier with insurance. In UK will be byRoyal Mail Special Delivery at £30. Overseas shipping will be by Parcelforce Global Priority: Europe £130, USA £160, China £170. (Any local taxes will bepaid by the buyer).