Artist Johann Friedrich Böttger, German, 1682-1719
Manufacturer Meissen Porcelain Manufactory, German, founded 1710
  • Coffeepot
Date between 1710 and 1715
Medium stoneware, silver, and gold
Dimensions Overall: 7 × 3 3/4 × 5 3/8 inches (17.8 × 9.5 × 13.7 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Ruth Nugent Head Bequest Fund
Accession Number 1986.18
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts S3B, Level 3 (see map)
July 1, 1985, (Christie's, London, England) auction "Important Continental Ceramics," lot 220;
(Armin Allen, Inc., London, England);
1986-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Important Continental Ceramics. Sales cat., Christie's. London, July 1, 1985, lot no. 220.

Allen, Armin B. The Art of Design, 1575-1875. Three Hundred Years of Ornamental Drawings and Objects of Curiosity. Exh. cat. November 13-December 7, 1985, no. 136 (ill.).

Darr, A. P. "European sculpture and decorative arts acquired by the Detroit Institute of Arts 1978-87," The Burlington Magazine 130 (June 1988), p. 497 (fig. 105) (ill.).

You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 33; 46 (ill.); p. 131, cat. 41.