Covered Ewer

German
about 1750–55; mounts about 1750–56
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 13.4 x 11.1 cm (9 7/16 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2036

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; silver-gilt mounts

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pear shaped coffee pot with gilt mounted cover, hinged and fitted to rustic handle. White embossed ground, two cartouche shaped reserves, bordered by gilt work, with landscapes and groups of people in the manner of Watteau. Flowers in relief top and bottom of handle. Cover with 2 small reserves, decorated like pot, flower finial, round graduated base. Minor damage to flowers right and bottom of handle.

Markings

Porcelain: crossed swords in underglaze blue (faint); No: 44 in purple enamel. Silver: a hen's head, Paris discharge mark for small work, 1750-56

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection