Mustard pot or jug with Dutch mountsOn display
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Mustard pot or jug with Dutch mounts
Associated peopleSoame Jenyns (1904 - 1976) (owner)
Date1670 - 1690
Edo Period (1600 - 1868)
Material and technique
porcelain, probably thrown and press-moulded, with red, green, aubergine, and gold overglaze enamels; silver mounts
Dimensions11.4 x 10.2 x 7.5 cm max. (height x width x depth)
depth at foot 11.4 x 10.2 x 5.7 cm max. (height x width x depth)
No. of items
Gift of Gerald Reitlinger, 1978.
Museum locationSecond floor | Gallery 37 | Japan 1600 - 1850
Glossary of terms
Ceramic material composed of kaolin, quartz, and feldspar which is fired to a temperature of c.1350-1400⁰c. The resulting ceramic is vitreous, translucent, and white in colour.
Impey, Oliver, Japanese Export Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Amsterdam: Hotei Publishing, 2002), no. 307 on p. 193, p. 44 & 193, illus. p. 193