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Pear shaped coffee pot with gilt mounted cover, hinged and fitted to rustic handle. White embossed ground, two cartouche shaped reserves, bordered by gilt work, with landscapes and groups of people in the manner of Watteau. Flowers in relief top and bottom of handle. Cover with 2 small reserves,...

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Marks

Porcelain: crossed swords in underglaze blue (faint); No: 44 in purple enamel. Silver: a hen's head, Paris discharge mark for small work, 1750-56

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, about 1750–55; mounts about 1750–56

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 13.4 x 11.1 cm (9 7/16 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2036

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; silver-gilt mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain