Sugar shaker and cover

ca. 1765-1775 (made)


Height: 7 3/5 in taken from Register

C.132&A-1951 CER

Sugar caster and cover of buff earthenware covered with a tin glaze and painted in enamel colours. Probably made at the factory of Frau de Becke. German, Ludwigsburg, 1765-1775.

The caster is piriform, standing on a pedestal foot, and both are roughly octagonal in section; alternate sides being fluted. The screw-cover is pierced with rosette forms and groups of holes picked out in blue, crimson and yellow and is surmounted by a green pineapple knob. The painted decoration consists of a bouquet and smaller sprays of flowers and leaves in purple-yellow, green, blue, red and crimson.

Bequeathed by Stuart G. Davis

Location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 50, shelf 3

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