Covered Milk Jug or Coffeepot

German
1720–25, decorated about 1735–40
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

13.0 x 11.3 x 8.3 cm (5 1/8 x 4 7/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.2003a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Decorated in Holland, about 1725-40. The pear-shaped jug has a scroll-shaped handle and slightly domed cover with a simple knop. The body is painted on each side with an Oriental boy wearing a turquoise tunic and orange trousers holding a flowering branch and with flowering bamboo and branches on a patch of turquoise ground to the right. Sprays of flowers in iron red, turquoise, blue, and gold decorate the spout, handle and cover. The rim of the cover is painted iron red.

Markings

none

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