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Milk jug and cover

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The thrown jug is pear-shaped and stands on a shaped foot ring. The handle is S-shaped, and the gently curved spout has a heart-shaped opening. The cover is domed and has a broad rim and round finial; it is pierced through. The body of the jug and the cover are painted with a lime-green ground....

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(1) on base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords


November 1956, bought in New York by Rita and Frits Markus, Amsterdam and New York; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus. (Accession date: January 18, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, 1735–40

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Overall: 15.5 x 11.1cm (6 1/8 x 4 3/8in.) Other (at rim): 5cm (1 15/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain