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Milk jug

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1735 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr John George Joicey

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 4

Physical description

Milk jug of hard-paste porcelain. Straight handle to pear-shaped body with acanthus-moulded end. Moulded rim-spout. Painted with a harbour scene and a river landscape in cartouches framed with hatched gilt scrolls and purple feathery foliage, scattered Indian flowers. Gilt spout and handle details.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1735 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
Factory mark, in blue



Height: 8.8 cm

Descriptive line

Milk jug, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1735

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Harbours; Scroll-work; Landscapes; Foliation (pattern); Flowers; Rivers


Porcelain; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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