Food warmer

German (Neudeck)
about 1755–60
Made at Nymphenburg Manufactory (Germany), Possibly designed by Johann Häringer (German)


Object Place: Neudeck, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 34.3 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm (13 1/2 x 7 x 8 in.) Other (Overall): 16.5cm (6 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1985.228a-c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

On View

Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Shaped like a miniature stove, this food warmer comprises a base with an opening for a candle, a bowl above to hold the prepared food, and a domed cover surmounted by a phoenix.


Shaped like a miniature stove, this food warmer comprises a base with an opening for a candle, a bowl above to hold the prepared food, and a domed cover surmounted by a phoenix.

Markings

Impressed shield

Provenance

Otto Blohm (b. 1870 - d. 1944) and Magdalena Blohm (b. 1879 - d. 1950), Hamburg, Caracas, and New York; October 10, 1961, Blohm sale, Sotheby's, London, lot 668. By 1965, Antique Porcelain Company, New York (stock no. 6618) [see note 1]; April 15, 1985, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1985)

NOTES:
[1] Lent to "Continental Table Porcelains of the Eighteenth Century," M. H. De Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, October 25 - December 6, 1965, cat. no. 149.

Credit Line

Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch, and Bequest of Ruth A. Stafford, Portra Pratt Dahl, Marjorie S. Dutton, Theresa Ann Eliot, Elizabeth Martyr and Gift of William Taylor, by exchange