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In shape of a helmed man holding a fish which forms the spout. The handle formed by a herme with a faun on his shield. White with much gilding and Chinese figures. No Mark.

Provenance

Formerly in the Marryat collection (according to catalog worksheet in object file). 1962, gift of Mrs. Edward Pickman to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 1962)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Pickman

German, about 1725–30

Object Place

Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm (5 7/8 x 7 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

62.805a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain