The design follows the style of Chinese Transitional period porcelain.
These two lid sherds remain as the only evidence of what must have been one of the finest tin-glazed jars in the collection from Port Royal.
Depicted on the greenish blue glaze is a Chinese figure seated among large rocks near a stream.
He is holding a above his head a parasol, with its strange high-crowned shape typical of most parasols found on mid to late 17th-century Chinese porcelain.
Tin-glazed earthenware production was more complicated than that of the common earthenwares.