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The Frick Collection | Cocktails with a Curator: Du Paquier Elephant-Shaped Wine Dispenser
June 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm
The Frick is concocting the perfect mix of cocktails and art. Join us for happy hour as a Frick curator (remotely) offers insights on a work from the collection with a complementary cocktail.
Tune in every Friday at 5:00 p.m. at http://thefrick.org/CocktailsPlaylist to stream our newest episode.
Join Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon as he explores a wonderfully curious elephant-shaped wine dispenser, one of the exquisite pieces of Du Paquier porcelain given to The Frick Collection by Melinda and Paul Sullivan in 2016. Although much remains unknown about this extraordinary vessel, it may be related to an elaborate object made for Empress Anna of Russia in which cup-bearing figures attached to a rotating tray pass beneath the trunk-shaped spout of a porcelain pachyderm. You can view the object in the Frick’s celebrated “porcelain room” on the third floor of Frick Madison. This week’s complementary cocktail is a glass of Tokaji wine—a favorite drink of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century monarchs produced in the Hungarian region of the same name—or a black iced tea with honey.
Audiences under 21 are encouraged to join with a non-alcoholic drink.