Bottle

German
about 1710–15
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 16.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm (6 7/16 x 5 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

54.678

Medium or Technique

Red stoneware with molded decoration

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Stoneware

Redware. Based on kendi. Bulbous body with animal head spot on shoulder & four groups of raised floral design. Long cylindrical neck with raised and incised bands of decoration.


In the 1710s Meissen reproduced the shapes of Chinese and Japanese ceramics in the collection of its patron, Augustus the Strong. This bottle takes the form of a kendi, a water vessel popular throughout East Asia.

Provenance

By 1954, Jessie and Sigmund J. Katz; 1954, gift of Jessie and Sigmund J. Katz. (Accession date: June 10, 1954)

Credit Line

Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection