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The porcelain vessel has a bulbous body with shallow vertical lobes and a tall flaring neck cut in to a narrow straight-sided rim. A bulbous lobe on the shoulder forms the base of the spout. The porcelain is decorated in underglaze blue with birds and flowers. The silver mounts consist of a...

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1955, Nicolas E. Landau (b. 1887 - d. 1979), Paris; sold by Landau to the MFA for 450,000 fr. (Accession Date: September 15, 1955)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

probably English (London), about 1610

Object Place

Probably London, England


H. 22.1 cm (8 11/16 in.); W. 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.); D. 13.3 cm (5 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Porcelain (China, Ming Dynasty, probably Wan-li period [1573–1619]) with silver mounts