Creamer

ARTIST / MAKER: Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)
DATE: 1870 (made)
PLACE: Germany (made)
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Porcelain with applied flowers and foliage painted in polychrome enamels and gilded
COLLECTION NUMBER: 431

This Meissen pot is unusual in shape and could easily be mistaken for a small teapot, however it would probably have been used as a creamer with a long handle for heating the milk. This cream pot is gilt and heavily adorned with applied blue and purple flowers with leaves and stems.