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Pickle Stand

Manufacturer:
Manufactured by American China Manufactory (1770–1772)
Maker:
Gousse Bonnin
Maker:
George Anthony Morris
Date:
1770–72
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics
Credit Line:
Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.19
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 704
The form of this stand, which was intended to hold various comfits (sugared fruits or nuts) during the dessert course of a meal, was one of the most ambitious produced at the short-lived factory of Bonnin and Morris—America’s first successful porcelain factory. The Rococo style, emphasizing repeated shell motifs and asymmetrical painted floral sprays, was in vogue in America in the 1770s.
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