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Cylindrical jug molded in the form of a bamboo cane with a flaring mouth and pouring lip and a bamboo-shaped handle on an integral foot ring, decorated in overglaze polychrome enamels and gilt. Each side is decorated with a stand of bamboo having three sets of applied leaves. The front of the jug, under the spout, features a dragonfly, cicada, and flowers. The sides are decorated with butterflies and flowers. The handle is painted dark green and decorated with two sets of light green bamboo leaves. The rim is gilded.





Earthenware, enamel, gilt


Overall (H x W x D): 5 7/8 in. x 5 1/4 in. x 3 3/8 in. (14.92 cm x 13.34 cm x 8.57 cm)

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Mount Vernon Collection

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