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Coffeepot and cover

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The coffee service includes a coffeepot, hot milk jug, sugar basin , and six cups and saucers. The octagonal, pear-shaped coffeepot, made from a two-part mold, has a domed octagonal cover and a wishbone handle. The flared spout has an elongated heart-shaped opening. The smaller hot milk jug...

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Marks

(1) on base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords (2) inside foot ring, impressed: 26

Provenance

By 1959, Rita and Frits Markus; 1979, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1740

Object Place

Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

22.7 cm (8 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1979.796a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain