All Objects

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Olio Pot (missing its cover), 1720–25
    Hard-paste porcelain
    4 1/2 × 6 5/8 in. (11.5 × 16.8 cm); diam. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain teapot with gilt metal lid and spout, decorated with scenes in mauve

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Teapot, ca. 1720–25
    Hard-paste porcelain and gilt metal mounts
    H. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Charger, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    2 11/16 × 16 5/16 in. (6.8 × 41.5 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

     

    This charger is decorated with sprays and sprigs of stylized oriental flowers and leaves painted with a blue pigment (cobalt oxide) before the application of a translucent glaze. The technique had been widely used in Chinese porcelain since the fourteenth century and was important for European porcelain manufactories to master as they sought to produce convincing imitations of East Asian porcelain. Underglaze blue, developed at Du Paquier about 1720, was one of the manufactory’s first modes of decoration and was used throughout its history.

  • pair of porcelain flasks with image male profile on one, and female profile on the other

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Pair of Flasks with Relief Portraits of Emperor Charles VI and Empress Elisabeth Christine, ca. 1725–30
    Hard-paste porcelain
    One flask: 7 7/8 × 5 in. (20 × 12.7 cm); diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
    The other: 8 1/8 × 5 1/4 in. (20.6 x 13.3 cm); diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain sugar box with lid decorated with red and purple flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Sugar Box, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Box (uncovered): 1 9/16 × 4 13/16 × 3 13/16 in. (3.9 × 12.2 × 9.7 cm)
    Cover: 1 3/16 × 4 3/16 × 3 1/4 in. (3 × 10.6 × 8.3 cm)
    H. (with cover): 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • tall porcelain fountain decorated with male figures riding dragons, and painted scene including building and boat on river

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Fountain for Hot Water, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    16 3/4 × 6 × 6 in. (42.5 × 15.2 × 15.2 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tankard, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    4 × 4 1/2 in. (10.2 × 11.5 cm); diam. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

     

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Coffeepot, ca. 1725–30
    Hard-paste porcelain
    8 × 7 1/2 in. (20.3 × 19.1 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain cassolette, or small cooking tool with handle and heart-shaped perforated sides

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Cassolette, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    3 5/8 × 8 in. (9.2 × 20.3 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Covered Cup, 1725–30
    Hard-paste porcelain
    4 × 5 3/8 in. (10.2 × 13.6 cm); diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain tureen with lid and handles and dish, decorated with flower and patterns

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tureen and Stand, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Tureen (with cover and handles): 7 7/8 × 10 1/2 × 8 in. (20 × 26.7 × 20.3 cm)
    Stand: diam. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • colorful porcelain pitcher accented with a leopard handle, a male face at front, a chicken at the top and scene of mermaids, possibly

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Ewer, ca. 1725–30
    Hard-paste porcelain
    H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
    The Frick Collection: Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain tankard with silver gilt lid and bottom, and illustrated scene with two figures

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tankard, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain and silver-gilt mounts
    H. (without lid) 4 3/4 in. (12 cm); diam. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain tankard decorated with scene of a seated woman and man under a tree. The man is wearing a robe and grapes upon his head.

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tankard, ca. 1725–30
    Hard-paste porcelain
    5 7/8 × 6 7/8 in. (14.9 × 17.5 cm); diam. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tulip Vase, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    8 3/8 × 8 1/2 in. (21.3 × 21.6 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain tulip vase illustrated with man seated at table outside

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tulip Vase, ca. 1725
    Hard-paste porcelain
    6 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (16.5 x 21.3 cm)
    Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954 (54.147.94)

  • porcelain tureen with lid and eels or fish as handles

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tureen, ca. 1730–35
    Hard-paste porcelain
    6 7/8 × 12 1/8 × 7 1/8 in. (17.5 × 30.8 × 18.1 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • two porcelain beakers with dual handles decorated with flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Pair of Chocolate Beakers, ca. 1730
    Hard-paste porcelain
    One beaker: 3 × 4 1/8 in. (7.6 × 10.5 cm)
    The other: 2 7/8 × 4 in. (7.3 × 10.2 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tankard, ca. 1730
    Hard-paste porcelain
    6 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (16.5 × 19.1 cm); diam. 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain tureen and stand colorfully decorated with various scenes and eels or fish as handles

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tureen and Stand, ca. 1730–35
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Tureen: 7 × 12 1/2 in. (17.8 × 31.8 cm)
    Stand: 16 5/8 × 10 3/8 in. (42.2 × 26.4 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

     

    This set combines Chinese-inspired fish handles with a tureen and stand of a characteristically European shape. The overall Japanese Imari style of extensive floral ornaments painted in blue, iron-red, and gold is combined with colorful Chinese figures — influenced by those created at the Meissen manufactory by Johann Gregor Höroldt — set inside East Asian–inspired fan cartouches. Much of Du Paquier’s production is marked by this rich interplay of eastern and western influences.

  • Du Paquier Manufactory
    Serving Dish, ca. 1730
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Diam. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • tall porcelain bowl with handles on either side, decorated with flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Olio Bowl (missing its cover), 1730–35
    Hard-paste porcelain
    4 1/4 × 7 1/4 in. (10.8 × 18.4 cm); diam. 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain hand bell with stand, decorated with patterns and flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Table Bell and Stand, ca. 1730
    Hard-paste porcelain and gilt metal finial
    Bell: H. 4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm); diam. 4 1/2 in. (11.3 cm)
    Stand: 1 1/8 × 6 1/2 × 5 5/8 in. (2.9 × 16.5 × 14.3 cm)
    Overall: H. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain oblong basket with perforated sides, and silver-gilt base

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Lemon Basket, ca. 1730–35
    Hard-paste porcelain and silver-gilt base
    3 3/4 × 8 7/8 × 6 3/4 in. (9.5 × 22.5 × 17.1 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain teapot, cup and saucer, decorated in red patterns

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Teapot, Tea Bowl, and Saucer, ca. 1730
    Hard-paste porcelain and silver chain
    Teapot: 3 1/8 × 5 1/2 in. (7.9 × 14 cm)
    Tea Bowl: H. 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm); diam. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
    Saucer: H. 1/2 in. (1.4 cm); diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain box with lid, with scene depicting three knights and large bird

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tobacco Box, ca. 1730
    Hard-paste porcelain
    6 3/4 × 4 7/8 × 3 7/8 in. (17.1 × 12.4 × 9.8 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain tankard with man with hat as a handle

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tankard, ca. 1730–35
    Hard-paste porcelain
    With handle: 7 1/2 × 7 1/4 in. (19.1 × 18.4 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

     

  • porcelain figure of kneeling man with hand over his heart, atop clouds and angels

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    St. John of Nepomuk, after 1731
    Hard-paste porcelain
    H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm); H. (with base) 18 3/4 in. (47.7 cm);
    W. (max) 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

     

    The martyr St. John of Nepomuk, who was drowned in the Vltava River in Prague in 1393 at the request of the king of the Romans and of Bohemia, was patron saint of Bohemia and greatly venerated in the Hapsburg lands and southern Germany. Because of the manner of his death, he is regarded as the protector from floods and drowning, and bridges in Central Europe often bear his statue.

    This figure derives from a statue modeled by Johann Gottlieb Kirchner, an important modeler at the Meissen Royal porcelain manufactory, who created several altar figures commissioned by Augustus the Strong. The figure and base were created separately and may not belong together.

  • porcelain dish depicting scene of two nude youths or cherubs laying with sheep

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Charger from the Trivulzio Service ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Diam. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain bowl decorated with fruits and flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Slop Bowl, ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    H. 3 in. (7.6 cm); diam. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain coffeepot or jug with deer illustrated

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Coffeepot or Jug, ca. 1735–40
    Hard-paste porcelain
    9 × 8 × 5 1/2 in. (22.9 × 20.3 × 14 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • two pot-pourri vases decorated with dragons and coat of arms

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Two Pot-Pourri Vases with the Coat of Arms of Archbishop Imre Esterházy of Galántha, ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    One vase: 9 5/8 × 7 1/8 × 3 7/8 in. (24.4 × 18.1 × 9.8 cm)
    The other: 9 1/2 × 7 1/8 × 3 7/8 in. (24.1 × 18.1 × 9.8 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain wall sconce decorated with coat of arms and two angels holding a crown

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Wall Sconce, ca. 1732
    Hard-paste porcelain
    16 × 12 in. (40.6 × 30.5 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • large porcelain tray decorated with scenes of birds and men catching them

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tray for Tea Service, ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    16 7/8 × 13 in. (42.9 × 33 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain cup on saucer decorated with coat of arms

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Two Trembleuse Cups and a Slop Bowl with the Coat of Arms of Cardinal Fabio degli Abbati Olivieri, ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Saucers: 1 5/8 × 7 7/8 × 6 in. (4.1 × 20 × 15.2 cm)
    Beakers (with handles): 3 3/8 × 4 1/8 in. (8.6 × 10.5 cm)
    Bowl: H. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); diam. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • porcelain covered dish and dish decorated with scenes of animals

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Painting attributed to Christian Frey
    Two Covered Écuelles and Stands, ca. 1735–40
    Hard-paste porcelain
    First Ecuelle: H. (with lid) 6 in. (15.2 cm); L. (with handles) 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
    Stand: H. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); diam. 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm)
    Second Stand: H. 1 1/2 in.; diam. 10 3/16 in.
    Second Ecuelle: H. (with lid) 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); L. (with handles)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

     

    Unlike the Meissen manufactory, which was controlled by a monarch who imposed a factory style, the Du Paquier manufactory was run by an entrepreneur who encouraged the individual artistic expression of his workers; as a result, many different styles flourished. Because the painters rarely signed their work, however, it is almost impossible to distinguish among them. One exception is Christian Frey, who signed a few pieces that were in a miniaturist style characterized by the use of tiny dots and dashes of colors that stipple the surface. To achieve depth, Frey used different tones, with the bolder colors reserved for the objects in the foreground and the palest shades for the distant ones.

  • porcelain tureen with covered lid, decorated with coat of arms and flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Tureen from the Service for Czarina Anna Ivanovna, ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    9 1/8 × 14 3/8 in. (23.2 × 36.5 cm); diam. 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift of from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • two porcelain dishes shaped like fans

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Two Fan-Shaped Dishes, ca. 1735–40
    Hard-paste porcelain
    One dish: 2 1/8 × 11 1/8 × 8 1/8 in. (5.4 × 28.3 × 20.6 cm)
    The other: 2 1/4 × 11 × 7 7/8 in. (5.7 × 28 × 20 cm)
    Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection

  • porcelain plate with scene of nude young male with bow, and deer around him

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Charger from the Trivulzio Service, ca. 1735
    Hard-paste porcelain
    Diam. 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016

  • white porcelain elephant wine dispense decorated with blanket and flowers

    Du Paquier Manufactory
    Elephant-Shaped Wine Dispenser, ca. 1720–25
    Hard-paste porcelain
    9 1/8 × 18 1/4 × 6 in. (23.2 × 46.4 × 15.2 cm)
    The Frick Collection; Gift from the Melinda and Paul Sullivan Collection, 2016
     

     

    This is one of the most extraordinary pieces produced by the Du Paquier manufactory. It may have originally been part of an elaborate centerpiece, as was a similar piece made for Empress Anna Ivanovna, about 1740 (now in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg). The Hermitage dispenser stands above a rotating silver platter on which eight dancing figures hold cups ready to receive sweet Tokay wine from the elephant’s trunk. The elephant is ridden by a figure of Bacchus that can be lifted to fill the cavity with wine. Elephants were favorites of the czarina, who received one as a gift from Persian emissaries in 1736 and presented a full-size model in a festival she staged on the frozen Neva River in 1740. Although it seems that the Frick elephant was also originally painted, its current pure white surface allows the animal’s sculptural details to be clearly seen.