Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • China
  • coffeepot, 1780–1790, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • porcelain, enamel
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17.8 x 15.2 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 x 6 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1761

Gourd shaped coffeepot with a dark blue band and a gold-starred band around the rim. Under this band is a small band of yellow beading. On either side of the pitcher is the word, "Mariana," painted into an emblem of flowers and streamers and encircled by a band with a dot design. Both the handle, which has a thumb rest, and the small spout have a slightly raised pattern.