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Sugar basin 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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(1) on unglazed base, in blue: crossed swords (faint); in black: crossed swords


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


9.9 x 10.8 cm (3 7/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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




Ceramics, Porcelain