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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

'Hampton Court' jar

Jar and Lid
1660-1690 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Jars of this type are known as 'Hampton Court' jars after similar examples that survive at Hampton Court and were once owned by Queen Mary II, wife of William III. The shape and decorative style were copied in Europe during the 18th century, particularly at English factories such as Chelsea.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Jar
  • Lid
Materials and techniques
Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels
Brief description
'Hampton Court' jar with lid, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels, Japan, Arita, 1660-1690
Physical description
Jar and cover of hexagonal shape, the sides painted in blue, red, green, brown and black overglaze enamels; phoenixes on foliage alternating with foliage on the six sides; phoenixes in reserve panels on a brocade-like ground around the shoulders
Dimensions
  • Height: 31.8cm
  • Width: 16.8cm
Dimensions from registers
Styles
Credit line
Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst
Summary
Jars of this type are known as 'Hampton Court' jars after similar examples that survive at Hampton Court and were once owned by Queen Mary II, wife of William III. The shape and decorative style were copied in Europe during the 18th century, particularly at English factories such as Chelsea.
Collection
Accession number
C.381&A-1940

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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