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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.