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Milk Jug with chinoiseries after Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728–1808)

Manufacturer: Frankenthal Porcelain Factory

Artist: Done afterJean-Baptiste Pillement

Date: c.1772
Overall: 18 x 11 cm (7 1/16 x 4 5/16 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; silver-gilt mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Palatinate, Frankenthal
Object number: G83.1.695
DescriptionFrankenthal Chinoiserie milk jug and cover with ear-shaped handle. The slender pear-shaped body is painted below the beak spout with a vivacious chinoiserie musical party. One figure is playing a stringed instrument, the second a wind instrument and the third holding a vocal score which is overlooked by an exotic bird on a perch below an orange coconut tree. The ground has scattered insects, and is has a domed lid with a smoking Chinaman and an almost neo-classical border in gilding.