One rarely sees a fusion of porcelain and brass; the collar of this porcelain jar as well as the the bottom of the stopper are solid brass. The container may be a dresser jar or a caddy for tea or some precious substance. The body is white porcelain on to which is painted in green and black two scenes of a pair of lovers in a classical garden. On one side he appears to be confidently making a proposition to the woman, and on the other side she is storming away leaving him somewhat dejected.
The border around the bottom, the sloping shoulder, and the top are hand painted with gilt. The plug on the cap has a thick ring of brass as does the mouth of the jar. It is stamped SPAIN on the bottom and finely painted in blue ink are the maker's hallmark- Sr? or Fr?- and P.P.975.
Its dimensions are 6 1/8" (15.5cm) high x 3 3/4" (9.8cm) wide x 2 1/4" (5.7cm) deep. It weighs 13.4 ounces. There are a couple of old shallow chips on the foot.
Item ID: Spanish Porcelain Caddy