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Ewer representing air

German
19th century
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

33.02 x 17.78 cm (13 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

58.41

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain, colored enamels, gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

From a set depicting the Elements. Handle in form of cloud, putti playing bagpipe (upper arm restored) and blowing (right wing and left leg missing), long lip and oval foot, screwed on, with polychromed modelled feathers; body has birds in relief at front side, painted insects on back; peacock and Juno in flowered drapery on clouds at left front (thumb and sceptre broken).

Markings

Mark on bottom: crossed swords.

Provenance

1958, Glueckselig and Son, New York; 1958 sold to the MFA for $1,350.00 (Accession Date: February 13, 1958)

NOTES:
[1] MFA accession numbers 58.41 and 58.42 were purchased together for this price.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund