Pickle Stand

Manufactured by American China Manufactory American
Gousse Bonnin
George Anthony Morris

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.

Pickle Stand, Manufactured by American China Manufactory (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1770–1772), Soft-paste porcelain, American

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