Teapot

Dutch (Delft)
about 1701-22
Marked by Adriaen Kocks, Dutch, Proprietor, The Greek A Factory (active 1686–1701)


Dimensions

Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.620a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware

On View

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Small covered teapot with a baroque-shaped handle and a spout emerging from the mouth of a dragon. The fluted body is decorated with flowers and leaves, as well as floral bouquets and birds around the foot. This type of enamel decoration in red, green, and blue (known as “cashemire”) was inspired by Chinese famille verte porcelain from the Kangxi period (1662-1722).

Inscription

Two labels: "Stodel Amsterdam DA 65"
"Collection G. Ephis"

Markings

Conjoined "PAK" in overglaze iron-red.

Provenance

May 6-13, 1913, sale, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, lot 641. Frans Smulders, The Hague; November 9-11, 1937, posthumous Smulders sale, Koninklijke Kunstzaal Kleykamp, The Hague, lot 89, probably to Mari Paul Voûte, Jr. (b. 1882 – d. 1955), Baarn, The Netherlands; April 17-25, 1956, posthumous Voûte and others sale, Muller, Amsterdam, lot 73. 2000, 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