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Teapot

Factory:
Vezzi Factory (Italian, 1720–1727)
Date:
1720–27
Culture:
Italian, Venice
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. with cover: 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) Gr. W.: 7 1/16 in. (7.9 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts,1999
Accession Number:
1999.92a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
The third factory in Europe to produce hard-paste porcelain was founded in Venice in 1720 by Francesco Vezzi (1651–1740); it remained in operation for only seven years. The imperfections of the teapot's glaze reflect the experimental nature of porcelain at this time.
Marking: [1] Ven:a (in underglaze blue)
[2] Af (incised)
[ W. Agnew and Company, Ltd., London, England (until 1999; sold to MMA) ]
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