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Milk jug with cover

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Hans Syz Collection, Gift of Stephan B. Syz and John D. Syz, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.268.219a, b
Not on view
The gift of the Hans Syz Collection in 1995 endowed the Museum with nearly three hundred examples of European and Asian ceramics meticulously acquired by Swiss-born collector Dr. Syz (1894–1991) to chart the migration of models and patterns from East to West. Documenting a continuous process of influence and adaptation, these pieces provide a discriminating review of the nuances of stylistic change resulting from three centuries of trade.
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