Ovoid of shape, the body of this vase, is decorated with four panels enclosing various scenes of antiquities and a “Long Eliza” next to a blossoming flower issuing from a rockwork in a vase set on a table. In the foreground, the top of a fence can be seen. The jar is decorated with floral motifs on top and a band with cartouches holding precious antiquities, matching the band on the shoulder of the jar.
The shape was particularly fashionable around 1700 for export to Europe, but continued to be produced well in to the twentieth century. Originally the ovoid shape was first introduced during the Transitional period (1629 - 1683) , a period in which new shapes emerged, due to the lack of Imperial inspection on porcelain production.