User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Teacup and saucer

Start collecting

The thrown milk jug is pear-shaped with a loop handle, a large relice-molded spout, and a flat cover with floral finial. The body of the milk jug is white. On one side a chestnut-colored stag stands in profile facing the handle. Behind it is a long, brown wooden fence, a tall tree with sparse...

Show Full Description


(1) on base of cup, in blue enamel: a stork on base of saucer on base of saucer: (2) in blue enamel: a stork (3) incised: 3

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German (probably Ansbach), about 1770–75

Object Place



5.1 x 10.1 cm (2 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain