The large Charles II jar has a baluster body embossed and chased with putti amongst scrolling foliage with two plain oval cartouches.

The domed cover has a laurel border and is similarly decorated. The jar combines Oriental and European styles. Also known as Baluster vase and cover.


Sir Ernest Cassel; then by descent.

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