Sugar box with cover

German
about 1730
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 11.2 x 8.5 cm (3 1/8 x 4 7/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2040a-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. Box decorated with seascapes; as is cover, broad gilt border and white ground band with polychrome floral design on cover. Octangular finial.

Markings

Box: crossed swords ub ybdergkaze vkye; traces if 68 (abraded) in gold. Cover (restored): 68 in gold (retouched)

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