H. w/cover 5-9/16 in. (14.1 cm.) W. 6-5/16 in. (16.0 cm.)
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
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)