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Jar: C.716.1 & A & B-1991

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Object information


  • Baluster jar

Square section baluster jar and cover with wooden stand. Hard-paste porcelain painted in underglaze blue. The square section vase has a short neck, rounded mouth lip, and rounded body that tapers to a straight foot with flat, recessed, glazed base. The domed square section cover has an angled, bud-shaped finial. The jar is painted on all sides with five-claw dragons, phoenixes and the eight precious emblems below a border of ruyi head lappets around the shoulders and scrolls on the neck. The cover is painted with the eight precious emblems and cloud scrolls.
As a pair with C.716.2 & A & B-1991.

Purchased from Sotheby's, 25-28 April 1933, Stephen D. Winkworth Sale, for £11.0s.0d, Lot 175; H.S. Reitlinger (d.1950); the Reitlinger Trust, Maidenhead, from which transferred in 1991.

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Legal notes

Bequeathed by H.S. Reitlinger, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991.

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Bequeathed
  • Dates: 1950



Measurements and weight

  • Diameter: 17.6 cm
  • Height: 32 cm

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Associated department: Applied Arts

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Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.716.1 & A & B-1991
  • Primary reference Number: 21249
  • Old object number: CHICER/223(2)
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  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021
  • Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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