Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Not on view
Monochrome decoration ornamented Du Paquier porcelain from the beginning; indeed, it is one of the manufactory’s defining characteristics. It is found in several colors, including a lovely iron red. The name of the artist who painted this tankard is not known; his hand is found, however, on a number of other early pieces made at Du Paquier as well as on a Chinese bowl in the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, so it is likely that he both was employed within the factory and performed freelance, or Hausmaler, work.
Marking:  a pig (Schweidnitz town mark, 18th century)  I F (or I E) in heart-shaped reserve, pellet between initials, rosette below  F (Austrian control mark?)
Location of marks: All on underside of silver base
Frederick Neuburg ; [ Leopold Blumka , New York, before 1950; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)