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Food warmer

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Shaped like a miniature stove, this food warmer comprises a base with an opening for a candle, a bowl above to hold the prepared food, and a domed cover surmounted by a phoenix.

Marks

Impressed shield

Provenance

By 1985, Antique Porcelain Company, New York (stock no. 6618); April 15, 1985, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 24, 1985)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Marie Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Gift of Mrs. Stuart C. Welch, and Bequest of Ruth A. Stafford, Portra Pratt Dahl, Marjorie S. Dutton, Theresa Ann Eliot, Elizabeth Martyr and Gift of William Taylor, by exchange

Germany (Neudeck), about 1755–60

Object Place

Neudeck, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 34.3 x 17.8 x 20.3 cm (13 1/2 x 7 x 8 in.) Other (Overall): 16.5cm (6 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1985.228a-c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain