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Teapot

Factory:
Vienna
Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
Date:
1730–35
Culture:
Austrian, Vienna
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. w/cover 5-9/16 in. (14.1 cm.) W. 6-5/16 in. (16.0 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.93a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
Du Paquier potters clearly were familiar with Chinese teawares, as they imitated and adapted their forms. Here, both the four-cornered shape and the arched sections of the foot were copied from Chinese models. The brown ground, also Chinese in origin, is a rare example of the use of a ground color at Du Paquier; inside the cartouches are chinoiserie scenes in the Meissen style of Johann Gregorious Höroldt (1696–1775).
Karl Mayer (until 1928; sale, Auktionshaus für Altertümer, Vienna, November 19, 1928, no. 38); Heinrich and Lisa Arnhold ; [ E. Pinkus , New York, before 1954] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)
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