Tea or coffee pot of molded pear shape with short pedestal foot, double-scroll handle, curved spout, and bud-shaped knop on a high-domed cover; decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, with scroll-and-shell border on the rim, central image on opposite sides depicting a double marriage shield containing monograms (worn) surmounted by coronets within rococo cartouches set on plinths and framed with vases of flowers, leaf sprays, winged figures, tools, and nautical instruments, supported below on either side by a swan, all above a ship flying Dutch flags; cover decorated with scroll-and-shell border and floral sprays.
Missing the metal hinge that originally attached to the handle and cover, this coffee pot probably copies a Danish or Dutch silver form. A hinged pot of similar shape, but with a protruding spout at the rim, is illustrated by Brawer.
The shell-shaped rococo cartouches on this pot resemble those found on carious 'marriage' services made for Dutch and Danish markets.
|Year Range from||1745|
|Year Range to||1755|
|Place of Origin||Made in Jingdezhen, China|
|Collection||The Reeves Center|
|Credit line||Mr. and Mrs. Euchlin D. Reeves Collection in memory of Mrs. Chester Green Reeves and Miss Lizzie H. Dyer|