Creussen ware pot

German
About 1730


Object Place: Nurnberg

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H. 7"; rim 3" in diameter; base about 6 1/2" in Diameter

Accession Number

62.199

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Pottery

Unglazed. 5 raised notched bandings on neck. Decorated with 3 large polychrome flowers (red, white, green) and nude figure of infant seated on barrel with garlands on head and around loins holding basket of fruit and glass. Band of leaves and flowers around base. Inscribed in white on bottom: BENE/DICATI/ESUS/ 1617. Chip on rim.

Provenance

1960, Blumka Gallery, New York; December 3, 1960, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1962, gift of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 14, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson