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Title

Tea service


Artist

Höchst

Germany

1750 - 1796


About

The painted scenes are by two different hands. One painter was responsible for the tray and saucer. These have scenes featuring Flora and Ceres, the goddesses associated with spring and summer. The second painter has produced scenes on the teapot, sugar bowl and cup which have unspecific gods and goddesses without identifying attributes.


Details


Date

circa 1770


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

tray 3.7 x 30.3 x 26.4 cm; teapot 9.1 x 12.5 x 8.0; cover 3.0 x 4.7 cm diam; height with cover 11.4 cm; milk jug 8.9 x 8.7 x 6.8 cm; sugar bowl 5.3 x 7.0 cm diam; cover 4.0 x 7.8 cm; combined height 8.7 cm; cup 5.0 x 8.5 x 6.9 cm; saucer 2.6 x 12.3 cm diam :

a - tray; 3.7 x 30.3 x 26.4 cm

b - teapot; 9.1 x 12.5 x 8 cm

c - teapot lid; 3 x 4.7 cm

d - milk jug; 8.9 x 8.7 x 6.8 cm

e - sugar bowl; 5.3 x 7 cm

f - sugar bowl lid; 4 x 7.8 cm

g - tea cup; 5 x 8.5 x 6.9 cm

h - saucer; 2.6 x 12.3 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.136.a-h


Artist information

Höchst

Works in the collection

8


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 79 (colour illus.). cat.no. 93