Tea canister

Dutch (Delft)
about 1690
Marked by Adriaen Kocks, Dutch, Proprietor, The Greek A Factory (active 1686–1701)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

Not On View





Square bottle with neck rising from flat shoulders, with cylindrical lid. Sides decorated with stylized lotus branches and flowers. Ornamental band around the base.


Label: "Collection G. Ephis / DEL 068"


"3 / conjoined AK /15" in underglaze blue on underside.


1987, sold by Aronson Antiquairs, 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