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"Goat and Bee" jug

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The small pear-shaped jug is slip-cast; it has slight fluting to the right of each side of its lower section, the lower left side being defined by scrolls. The base of the jug is formed by two recumbent goats, the scrolls following the lines from their heads to their rumps. Both goats are seen...

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Marks

(1) on unglazed base, incised: a triangle

Provenance

December 1956, purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Marcus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

English, about 1745–49

Object Place

England

Dimensions

10.7 x 8.2 cm (4 3/16 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.645

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain