Overall (confirmed): 15 9/16 x 6 5/16 x 6 11/16 in. (39.5 x 16 x 17 cm)
Insert: Overall (confirmed): 8 9/16 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. (21.7 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm)
Other (without cover): 11 in. (27.9cm)
Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1964
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This vessel was probably intended to be used in the intimate living quarters of a house, which, in the eighteenth century would have been far removed from the kitchen. The porcelain insert once held a metal liner where the food was placed. The heat source may have been a small candle set inside the perforated base. The decoration includes beautifully painted naturalistic flowers, trelliswork, and four figures holding either tankards or crescent-shaped pastries.