Cider jug

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1795-1810

GUSN

GUSN-6780

Description

Large porcelain pitcher with bulbous body; spout with pierced strainer; foo dog knop; ribbed, twisted handle with elaborate leafy terminals; and hand-painted decoration. Elaborate border pattern of scrolled waves, dots and bellflowers in metallic gold, sepia, and brown on lid and pitcher rim. Hand-painted metallic gold flowers on handle. Leave and flower handle terminals and foo dog knop painted metallic gold. On either side of the pitcher is a pastoral landscape scene of trees and a house in an oval medallion. The initials "JMP" are painted above the house.

Details

Descriptive Terms

flagons
pitchers (vessels)
hand-painted
porcelain
gilding
piercing
molding (forming)
Chinese export
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Chinese Export
Painted
Pitcher

Inscription

"The Misses Richmond" (handwritten)

Additional Identification Number

1958.54.51A,B

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

China

Dimensions

12 (H), 7 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Elizabeth C. Binney

Accession Number

1958.54.51AB

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