Teapot

Theiere a la Reine

French
1753–54
Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1984.976a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Teapot of truncated cone shaped handle, octagonal spout and domed cover topped with flower finial. Bleu lapis ground with two shaped reserves on each side of pot, two on cover, and one underneath spout, each decorated with flying birds in polychrome enamels on white ground. Reserves enclosed by elaborate trellis and floral gilding.

Markings

In blue on unglazed base, interlaced Ls enclosing date letter A with dot below the A and a dot above and at each side of the Ls.

Provenance

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie to the MFA in 1984 (Accession Date: January 16, 1985)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie