Ewer representing air
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Object Place: Europe, Germany
33.02 x 17.78 cm (13 x 7 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain, colored enamels, gilding
Not On View
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).
Mark on bottom: crossed swords.
1958, Glueckselig and Son, New York; 1958 sold to the MFA for $1,350.00 (Accession Date: February 13, 1958)
 MFA accession numbers 58.41 and 58.42 were purchased together for this price.
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund