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Sugar Box and Cover

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The sugar box has an oblong octagonal body with a conforming stepped cover peaked in the center and surmounted by an octagonal finial. The sides and cover are painted in purple, iron red, green, yellow, brown, blue, puce, and black with chinoiserie figures engaged in various activities in...

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Marks

K.P.M. with crossed swords below in underglaze blue; 86. in gold. Cover: 86. in gold.

Provenance

By 1944, the Art Exchange, New York; April 1, 1944, sold by the Art Exchange to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

German, 1723–24

Object Place

Meissen, Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 7.9 x 11.4 x 8.8cm (3 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 7/16in.)

Accession Number

65.2038a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain