Baluster cruet jug, c.1710

A unusual Chinese porcelain baluster form cruet jug with beak spout, stands 5-1/2″ high. It is decorated in the Chinese Imari pattern, using cobalt blue and iron red enamel washes and gilt highlights.

The original porcelain handle has been replaced by a woven rattan covered gilt bronze handle, set at right angle.

These three examples of similarly formed cruet jugs each have their original handles & lids.

Photo courtesy of Christie’s

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