Inspired by porcelain imported from East Asia, this selection documents the output of some of Europe’s most prestigious and influential porcelain manufacturers from the 18th and 19th centuries. Painted in colorful enamels and elaborate gilding, these wares display patterns that reference East Asian aesthetics combined with European motifs such as landscapes, harbor scenes, flora, and fauna, both real and imagined. Of note are tea, coffee, and lemonade services, as well as tureens, coolers, butter dishes, salad bowls, and dessert dishes that highlight European gastronomical customs.

  • Teapot Teapot
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold.
  • Gift of Mrs. Edward Luckemeyer.
  • 1912-13-12-a,b
  • Tea Caddy Tea Caddy
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold.
  • Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt.
  • 1931-40-40-a,b
  • Coffeepot Coffeepot
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel.
  • Gift of George B. and Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1936-13-1-a,b
  • Coffeepot Coffeepot
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold.
  • Gift of George B. and Georgiana L. McClellan.
  • 1936-13-50-a,b
  • Dish Dish
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold.
  • Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.
  • 1938-57-658-e
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  • Teapot Teapot
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1949-8-1-a,b
  • Cup Cup
  • hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Eleanor G. Hewitt.
  • 1949-9-1