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Sugar bowl and cover

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A yellow-ground circular sugar bowl and cover with painted polychrome floral decoration within shaped cartouches outlined in black.

Inscription

Marks: crossed swords in underglaze blue

Provenance

March 1, 1993, sold from the Korthaus Collection at Christie's, London, lot 50 and bought by the MFA for the Rita and Frits Markus Collection [see note 1]. (Accession date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Rita and Frits Markus Collection

German, about 1735

Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 10.8 x 11.4 cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1993.229a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain