Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Object Place: Meissen, Europe, Germany
11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Teapot or wine pot in the form of a phoenix. Tail curls to form handle. Spout is midway down the bird’s neck. Compare 1983.623a-b.
This teapot or wine pot takes the form of a phoenix, a mythical bird regarded in China as an omen of good luck. A Chinese red stoneware pot in the collection of Augustus the Strong served as the model. True to the Chinese original, the liquid pours from a hole at the base of the bird’s neck.
By 1911, Dudley Leavitt Pickman (b. 1850 - d. 1938), Boston [see note]; 1934, gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 6, 1934)
NOTE: First lent to the MFA on May 19, 1911.
Gift of Dudley Leavitt Pickman