Height (mustard pot .25a, b): 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm);
Overall (stand .26): 1 1/2 × 6 7/8 × 5 5/16 in. (3.8 × 17.5 × 13.5 cm)
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
54.147.25a, b, .26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 545
The yellow ground color may have been developed as early as 1749 at Vincennes. Its use was probably inspired by similarly-decorated Meissen pieces of the 1730s and 40s, or by Chinese porcelains of the late 17th/early 18th century.
Marking: Impressed on underside of stand: M 14
[ James A. Lewis and Son, Inc. , New York, before 1954; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)