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Pilgrim bottle with cover

Factory director:
Du Paquier period (1718–1744)
ca. 1725–30
Austrian, Vienna
Hard-paste porcelain
H. with cover 8-1/2 in. (21.6 cm.)
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950
Accession Number:
50.211.4a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533
This bottle is decorated with low-relief portraits of the Habsburg Emperor Charles VI (1685–1740) and Empress Elizabeth (1691–1750), rulers of Austria.
Heinrich Rothberger , Vienna (until November 1938; seized by the Nazi mayor of Vienna; 1938/39, put in the inventory of the seized Viennese collections ["Zentraldepotkartei"] as Nr. 2 of the Heinrich Rothberger collection; October 12, 1940, bought by Staatliche Kunstgewerbemuseum Wien [today MAK] from Heinrich Rothberger via his lawyer Dr. Camillo Limpens and put in its inventory as H.I. 29.408, Ke 7743); Staatliche Kunstgewerbemuseum, Vienna (1940–October 29, 1947; restituted to Heinrich Rothberger, who probably sent it to Glüeckselig & Son, New York); [ Max Glüeckselig , New York, after 1947–50; sold to Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1950; to MMA)
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