Overall (confirmed): 9 15/16 x 5 1/4 x 5 3/16 in. (25.2 x 13.3 x 13.2 cm)
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551
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).
Gaston Le Breton , Rouen ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)