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  • Museum Accession No.: EA1978.423+EA1978.424
  • Catalogue No.: 378
  • Object type: Pair of jugs
  • Kiln/Location: Imari
  • Period/Date: c. 1700
  • Dimensions: H. 20.3 cm, D. 10.4 cm
  • Provenance: Reitlinger gift
  • Description: Pair of cruet-stand jugs. Frankfurt tin-glaze shape. Slight spout to long neck, loop handle pierced for mount. Red and pink enamels with gold. Covered with arabesque of peonies and leaves. Circular medallion reserved on each side containing letter 'A' {Azijn, vinegar) on one (Inv. no. 1978.423), 'S' (Soya, soy) on the other. Pink and gold gadroons around rim, pattern of ascending flag around foot. Red scrolling on handle.
  • Exhibited: OCS, 1956, no. 427 ('A' jug)
  • Similar Example: OCS, 1956, no. 427 ('A' jug)
  • Illustrated: Jenyns, 1965, pl. 38A i ('A' jug)
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