Mortar

French
about 1730–40
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall ( rim impaired (1 inch)): 11.9 x 19.1 cm (4 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.1918

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

1 of 2 with 65.1917. Soft paste; cylindrical body decorated with Chinoiserie red, blue and yellow dragon and fou dog. Flaring concave lip w/turquoise and orange floral decoration, undulating rim. Small hole with cork plug in bottom. Mark: hunting horn in red.

Markings

hunting horn in iron-red enamel (partially obscured by later-drilled hole)

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection