"Goat-and-bee" cream jug
Made at Chelsea Manufactory (England, active 1745-1769)
Overall: 10.8 x 5.1 x 7.6 cm (4 1/4 x 2 x 3 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain with underglaze blue and manganese decoration
Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)
Base and back to height of short-horn goats have underglaze blue, white above. Brown markings on goats. Mark: incised triangle on bottom.
This jug-named for the reclining goats at the base and bee on the flowering tree above-is the earliest known model in English porcelain. Chelsea sold this popular jug with different types of decoration; only a few examples, such as this one, were decorated before glazing with cobalt blue and manganese enamels.
By 1973, Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz [see note 1]; 1988, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz. (Accession date: November 30, 1988)
 From June 25, 1973, on loan to the MFA from Mr. and Mrs. Sigmund Katz.
Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection