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Pomade jar

Mounts probably by Paul Le Riche (French, master 1686, active 1738)
ca. 1725–30
Chinese, probably Dehua with European decoration
Hard-paste porcelain, silver gilt
Height: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1943
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: [1] Incomplete maker's mark, R and crescent legible;
[2] Crowned bell (Paris countermark for all work, 1727–32)

Location of marks:
[1] once on base rim
[2] once on top rim, twice on base rim
[ Le Passé , New York, before 1943; sold for $125 to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1943; to MMA)
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