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Mustard pot

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The barrel-shaped mustard pot has a flat cover with an aperture for a spoon and a small, pointed finial. The continuous decoration on the pot depicts a rural landscape with ruins and figures. The remains of a tall, yellow wall stand amid shrubbery and trees. To the right of this a man wearing...

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Marks

(1) in blue on underside of cover: unidentified mark

Provenance

Until 1983, Rita and Frits Markus, New York and Chatham, MA; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 18, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Dutch (Delft), about 1745–50

  • Artist Unknown, Austrian, 19th century
Object Place

The Netherlands

Dimensions

8.7 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.602a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed faience earthenware decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware