Coffee pot

Dutch (Delft)
about 1701-1722
Marked by Pieter Adriaensz Kocks (Dutch, active 1701–1703), Made by Greek A Factory (Dutch (Delft), active 1657–1818)


Height: 27.5 cm (10 13/16 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View





Tripod-shaped coffee pot and cover with high-fired blue, green, and red polychrome decoration on a white ground decorated with traditional vegetation and a phoenix, symbol of the Empress of China, and birds with large feathers. The handle, spout, cover, as well as the main body are decorated with floral lambrequins and large peonies, referred to as “Cashmere” decoration during the 19th century, although directly inspired from ‘famille verte’ porcelain of th Kangxi period, and imported to Holland by the VOC in the early 18th century.


Two labels:
"Stodel Collection PD8"
"Collection G. Ephis / DEL 074"


Conjoined "PAK" in overglaze iron-red.


1989, sold by Salomon Stodel (dealer), Amsterdam, to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger