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Jar and lid - 'Hampton Court' jar

'Hampton Court' jar

  • Object:

    Jar and lid

  • Place of origin:

    Arita (made)

  • Date:

    1660-1690 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.381&A-1940

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 9, shelf 1 []

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.

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

Place of Origin

Arita (made)

Date

1660-1690 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in overglaze enamels

Dimensions

Height: 31.8 cm, Width: 16.8 cm

Descriptive line

'Hampton Court' jar with lid, porcelain painted in overglaze enamels, Japan, Arita, 1660-1690

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Enamelled; Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

East Asia Collection

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