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Tea Bottle

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The bottle swells from a circular foot to a bulbous quadrangular midsection and then contracts at the shoulder to form an elongated, tapering neck, which ends in a tall, recessed lip. The gilt strapwork, which fully decorates the shoulder of the bottle, extends upward to form four shaped panels...

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Provenance

Darmstaedter, Berlin. March 24–26, 1925, sale, Rudolph Lepke, Berlin. November 1959 purchased in New York by Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German (Meissen decorated in Augsburg), about 1730

Object Place

Meissen, decorated in Augsburg, Germany

Dimensions

18.2 cm (7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

1983.612a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain