Henri Dasson (1825-1896) was a celebrated master craftsman and bronzier renowned for the exceptional standard of his ormolu mounts. He established his business at 106, Rue Vieille-du-Temple, Paris and exhibited at the Expositions Universelles in 1878 and 1889, when he received a Grand Prix Artistique for his display. This jar may be compared to a single jar from the T. Y. Chao collection which was included in the exhibition catalogue Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection, Hong Kong, 1974, no. 18. Further comparable jars include one from the Edward T. Chow collection sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25 November 1980, lot 96.