Dutch (Delft)
about 1720
Attributed to Ary van Rijsselberg (Dutch, active around 1703–1735), Made by Greek A Factory (Dutch (Delft), active 1657–1818)


Overall height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)





Covered teapot with low-fired Japanese Imari-style decoration featuring peonies and heads of Ruyi, as well as eggplant, purple of Cassius, and green/turquoise-colored roses.


Two labels:
"Stodel Collection / DA 76"
"Collection G. Ephis"


By 2006, Salomon Stodel (dealer), Amsterdam; 2007, sold by Stodel 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