Vase with cover

Factory: Saint-Cloud (French, active by 1693–1766)

Date: ca. 1695–1710

Culture: French, Saint-Cloud

Medium: Soft-paste porcelain

Dimensions: Overall (confirmed): 9 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 3/16 in. (25.2 x 13.3 x 13.2 cm)

Classification: Ceramics-Porcelain

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.190.1912a, b


Of Chinese inspiration, both in its form and blue-and-white color scheme, the jar is painted in a manner that combines Renaissance grotesque elements based on etchings by Jacques Androuet du Cerceau (ca. 1510/20–1585/6) with the contemporary designs by Jean Berain (1637–1711).