A European porcellaneous ovoid jar, probably circa 1660.

The jar, which is 7.5cm in height, is painted with three oval panels, each with playful putti on a dark brown ground, with gilt mask borders and bearing similar enamelled decoration to that on the so-called Buckingham vases, see CER0730. The jar, now extensively restored, was originally fitted with a pierced silver-gilt cover, as the 1690 Devonshire Schedule records: “A Jarr Guilt and Enameld with Cupids in three Ovalls the Cover open Work Silver guilt”.

 

REFERENCE: CER0730a

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