Lidded pot, China, Transition period, c

Lidded pot, China, Transition period, c.1620-c.1640, blue and white porcelain, biscuit, h 16.5cm × d 14.5cm. AK-MAK-563. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijskmuseum, Amsterdam.

Pot with lid on foot ring with oven sand remains and twist-radial ridges on the bottom. Decorated in underglaze blue with a river landscape with rocks and boats herein saved four cartouches with two three- dimensional figures in biscuit. The figures contain the remains of paint in green, red and black. Around the edge of a narrow band with four flower sprays. The lid is painted with a landscape with figures 'go' are playing and a man with his servant . The lid is topped by a knob in the shape of a Buddhist lion with an openwork ball with a loose marble.