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Teapot

Designer:
Designed by Karl L. H. Müller (ca. 1820–1887)
Manufacturer:
Manufactured by Union Porcelain Works (1863–ca. 1922)
Date:
ca. 1876
Geography:
Made in Brooklyn, New York, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Porcelain
Dimensions:
7 x 6 in. (17.8 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Chace, 1969
Accession Number:
69.194.8a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 706
The figural finials—a Chinese man on the teapot and an African sugarcane picker on the sugar bowl—allude to the presumed contents of the vessels in this eccentric Rococo Revival tea set (69.194.7-.14).
Marking: printed on underside of body in brown: U.P.W. / S
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin M. Chace, Easthampton, New York, until 1969
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