PEM Collection Masks: Dragon Jar

As featured in the Boston Globe! Read here.

PEM’s new line of reusable cloth masks feature unique details from works in our rich and storied collection. From floral Japanese kimono prints and Chinese porcelain to witches flying over Salem and an iconic great sea serpent, your mask is sure to turn heads and spark conversations. View our full selection.

dragon jar with lid, 1662-1722
Chinese artist
36 x 16  inches (91.44 x 40.64 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by an anonymous donor, 2001

About the original work: Large covered vase, also known as a Dragon vase, China Kangxi 1662-1722. This vase is part of Augustus the Strong's collection and bears a Johanneum inventory mark. It was part of 151 pieces of Chinese export porcelain sent to Dresden in 1717 by the King of Prussia from his own collection in exchange for a "human gift" of 600 elite soldiers, or dragoons, the name by which these vases are now known. They were listed on the inventory of the Japanese Palace where the gift was displayed in the 18th century.


2 Layer Cotton and Polyester Blend

Elastic ear loops

8 inches wide; 5 1/2 inches height (with pleats open)

Care:  These reusable cloth masks are machine washable. We recommend washing your mask before first use and after wearing. Lay flat to dry.

Made in the USA

Not a direct substitute for N95, surgical, or procedural masks and are NOT FDA approved. This is a personal use item and cannot be returned.



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