A beautiful example of Chinese export porcelain made during the Yongzheng period, this charming 4 1/2″ covered jug is hand-painted in Famille Rose enamels, centered with a roundel of a cockerel (the symbol of fidelity and punctuality) beneath an arching branch of flowering peony (the symbol of wealth and nobility) and flanked by cartouches featuring peony and chrysanthemum en grisaille against a cellwork ground and diapered border, the motifs continued on to the cover.  There appears to be a short firing line on the arch of the handle at some point in-filled, other than that, excellent condition and elegant quality and with a stellar provenance having come from Santos of London and the Nelson Kline Collection.  Circa 1730.