Marked by Adriaen Kocks, Dutch, Proprietor, The Greek A Factory (active 1686–1701)
Height: 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)
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).
Two labels: "Stodel Amsterdam DA 65"
"Collection G. Ephis"
Conjoined "PAK" in overglaze iron-red.
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).
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