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Scent container with figure of Pu Tai Hosang
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Scent container with figure of Pu Tai Hosang


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The "marchands-merciers," or purveyors of the arts, frequently determined the course of fashion in 18th-century France. In this instance, a "marchand-mercier" has had a Chinese porcelain figure of the Buddhist monk Pu Tai Hosang and a cup mounted in an ormolu bower adorned with Vincennes porcelain flowers. The ormolu is stamped with the crowned "C" mark indicating that it was made between 1745 and 1749.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/26/1960Treatmentcleaned
9/03/1970Loan Considerationexamined for loan
1/28/1985Treatmentcleaned
4/01/1985Loan Considerationexamined for loan
7/22/1986Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Exhibitions
  • Chinese Porcelains in European Mounts. China Institute, New York. 1980-1981.
  • The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Henry Walters, New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sadie Jones (Mrs. Henry Walters), New York, 1931, by inheritance; Joseph Brummer, New York [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1941, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Stamp] crowned C
Credit Museum purchase [formerly part of the Walters Collection], 1941

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Creator
Period
1745-1749
Medium
Chinese porcelain, French soft-paste porcelain, ormolu
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.2261
Measurements
14 in. (35.56 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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