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Teapot with Allegorical Scenes of "Africa" and "America" Teapot, ca. 1765

This is a teapot. It was after Jacopo Amiconi and manufactured by Höchst Porcelain Factory. It is dated ca. 1765 and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (a,b: overall): 9.8 × 18.5 × 11 cm (3 7/8 × 7 5/16 × 4 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a: pot): 8.7 × 18.5 × 11 cm (3 7/16 × 7 5/16 × 4 5/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 2 × 4.2 cm (13/16 × 1 5/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of pot: [1] crowned (?) wheel with six spokes, painted in underglaze blue (Höchst Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "W" with short vertical beneath, impressed underglaze

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Teapot with Allegorical Scenes of "Africa" and "America" Teapot, ca. 1765; Manufactured by Höchst Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D (a,b: overall): 9.8 × 18.5 × 11 cm (3 7/8 × 7 5/16 × 4 5/16 in.) H x W x D (a: pot): 8.7 × 18.5 × 11 cm (3 7/16 × 7 5/16 × 4 5/16 in.) H x diam. (b: lid): 2 × 4.2 cm (13/16 × 1 5/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-46-a,b

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