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The pear-shaped body with a splayed foot was thrown, apparently in two sections, and turned. The small, beak-shaped spout is ornamented with foliage in relief. The handle, opposite the spout, is molded in S-scroll shape and has a leaf in relief at the shoulder and a scroll terminal. The pot has...

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By 1982, most probably sold by James A. Lewis & Son, inc., New York, NY, and bought by Rita and Frits Markus, Chatham, MA, and New York, NY; 1982, gift of Rita and Frits Markus. (Accession date: January 12, 1983)

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Pot à eau ordinaire

French, about 1750


Overall: 16.7 x 13.5cm (6 9/16 x 5 5/16in.) Other (at base): 7.3cm (2 7/8in.) Other (Without cover): 14.8cm (5 13/16in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration; silver mounts




Ceramics, Porcelain