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Coffeepot and cover

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The pear-shaped jug is quatrefoil in section, with a shaped quatrefoil foot, which is decorated with two gold bands. The handle is harp-shaped and has gold edges and a leaf pattern running down the spine. The domed, quatrefoil cover has a gilt rim and lobed, gilt finial; it is pierced to allow...

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(1) on base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords; in gold: S (2) inside foot ring, incised: R (3) inside cover, in gold: S.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1740–45

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17.8 x 12.3 cm (7 x 4 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with turquoise ("seladon") ground, decorated in puce enamel and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain