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The thrown bell has a high-domed profile with a flared rim. The upright handle, which was molded in two lengthwise pieces, has three waisted registers, a flaring base, and a rounded end. The bell s painted with a yellow ground with three white quatrefoils reserved at equal intervals. The...

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Marks

(1) inside, in underglaze blue: crossed swords

Provenance

Collection of Baroness Renée de Becker, Brussels, New York, Rome. Mr. and Mrs. Deane Johnson, Bel Air, California. December 9, 1972, sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York. By 1983, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1730–35

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

1983.219

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with yellow ground, decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain