Sugar box with cover

German
about 1725; overglaze decoration about 1730–40
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.6 x 11 x 8.5 cm (3 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2041a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Oblong octangular sugar box with cover. Bluish ground floral decoration in rust-red and blue, some insects cover same, broad gilt border, octangular finial in gilt and blue (worn). Probably decorated in Augsburg 1730/40.

Markings

kite mark in underglaze blue

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