No image available

Pilgrim Bottle

Pilgrim Bottle

c. 1715

Part of a set. See all set records


Meissen Porcelain Factory

(German, est. c. 1710)

Polished red stoneware, silver-gilt mounts

Overall: 15.9 x 9.6 cm (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1951.451.a


About 1708, as a by-product of his efforts to produce porcelain, Böttger developed a fine red stoneware, so hard that it could be polished on a lapidary's wheel--as was the body of this small bottle. Red stoneware was part of the usual production of the Meissen factory during its first decade.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email