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Cream jug

ca. 1735
Origin: China, Jingdezhen
H: 3 5/8"; D: 2 3/8"; D(with handle): 3"
Porcelain, hard-paste
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1964-335
Silver-shaped Chinese porcelain cream jug of pear-shaped body with wavy-edged rim and three mask feet. S-form strap handle. Decorated with translucent enamels in the Imari pallate with flowers and branches.
Label:As the market for porcelain grew in Europe, potters in China began to produce more wares specifically based on Western shapes. This cream jug directly relates to silver prototypes, while the decoration continues to be Asian in inspiration. This piece descended in the Glen-Sanders family. It may have been owned by Deborah Glen and her husband John Sanders who married on December 6, 1739. Both the Glen and Saunders families were prominent in colonial New York. The cream jug was most likely used at the family home, Scotia, near what is now Schenectady.
Provenance:Ex coll: Glen-Sanders, Scotia, New York.
Robert H. Palmiter Antiques, Route U.S. 20, Bouckville, New York.