Coffeepot, between 1710 and 1715

  • Johann Friedrich Böttger, German, 1682-1719
  • Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710

Stoneware, silver, and gold

  • Overall: 7 × 3 3/4 × 5 3/8 inches (17.8 × 9.5 × 13.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Ruth Nugent Head Bequest Fund

1986.18

On View

  • Decorative Arts S3B
  • Decorative Arts S3B

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Pear-shaped
  • Applied decoration
  • Scrolls (motifs)
  • Faceting
  • Ceramic
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Stoneware
  • Leaves (plant materials)
  • Handle
  • Coffeepot
  • Spout
  • Meissen
  • Fish

July 1, 1985, (Christie's, London, England) auction "Important Continental Ceramics," lot 220

(Armin Allen, Inc., London, England)

1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Important Continental Ceramics. Sales cat., Christie's. London, July 1, 1985, lot no. 220. Allen, Armin B. The Art of Design, 1575-1875. Three Hundred Years of Ornamental Drawings and Objects of Curiosity. Exh. cat. November 13-December 7, 1985, no. 136 (ill.). Darr, A. P. "European sculpture and decorative arts acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts 1978-87," The Burlington Magazine 130 (June 1988), p. 497 (fig. 105) (ill.). You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 33; 46 (ill.); p. 131, cat. 41.

Johann Friedrich Böttger; Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, Coffeepot, between 1710 and 1715, stoneware, silver, and gold. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Ruth Nugent Head Bequest Fund, 1986.18.