High Jar

Chelsea Porcelain Factoryca. 1758-1769

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum

The mark used on Chelsea porcelain from 1758 to 1769 was a gold anchor. Objects from this period are commonly called gold-anchor wares. This high jar not only has a gold anchor on its base, but also a rare gold letter, "I." It may be the initial of the painter or gilder who decorated the jar, or it could be a Roman numeral indicating the jar was one of a pair. The birds and trees were painted by Jeffreyes Hammet O'Neale.

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  • Title: High Jar
  • Date Created: ca. 1758-1769
  • Physical Dimensions: h57.2 cm
  • Type: jars
  • Rights: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: soft-paste porcelain
  • Provenance: Castle of Herrenhausen, near Hanover [said to have been stolen from there in 1848]; George R. Harding, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Place of Origin: London (Chelsea), England, United Kingdom
  • Manufacturer: Chelsea Porcelain Factory