Hexagonal jar

late 19th or early 20th century
Possibly made by Meissen Manufactory (Germany)

Object Place: Europe, Germany


31.3 x 19.5 cm (12 5/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View





[One of a] Pair of hexagonal vases with covers, decorated in iron red blue and green flowers and paradise birds, in the Kakiemon style. On shoulder and cover green tendrils on red ground and flying cocks in panels. Marked with early Johanneum crossed swords with curving hilts in blue enamel


crossed swords with curving hilts in blue enamel


Mrs. Friedländer-Fuld (probably Milly Antonie von Friedländer-Fuld, b. 1866 - d. 1943), Berlin. Acquired from Erna Stiebel (b. 1902 - d. 1994) by Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York [see note 1]; September 24, 1945, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

[1] According to correspondence from Gerald Stiebel (July 9, 2007; in MFA curatorial file). She was Hans Stiebel's wife and a member of the firm of Rosenberg and Stiebel.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection