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In the form of a brightly colored cockerel, the teapot is molded in two pieces that are joined along the middle of the neck, belly, and tail. The crouching bird has an extended neck with open beak, which forms the spout. The beak is black, and the interior of the mouth is iron-red, as are the...

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(1) on base, in underglaze blue: crossed swords


Collection of G.K. Galliers-Pratt ; Sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, 14 March 1967; Gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA in 1983 (Accession Date: January 18, 1984)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

German, about 1734

Object Place

Meissen, Germany


7.5 x 19.5 cm (2 15/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain