The Lesley and Emma Sheafer Collection, Bequest of Emma A. Sheafer, 1973
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 201
The bottle dates from the earliest production of porcelain at Meissen, and is known as Böttger porcelain after its inventor, Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682–1719). Here, a Japanese sake bottle has been transformed by the incorporation of Baroque motifs and a more prominent, stepped foot. It was probably modeled by the Saxon court goldsmith, Johann Jacob Irminger (1635–1724).
Marking: No marks
Lesley and Emma Sheafer , New York (until 1974; bequeathed to MMA)