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An image of Cup and saucer by Frankenthal

Frankenthal

(Germany 1755 – 1799)

Title
Cup and saucer
Year
circa 1756-circa 1759
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

cup 5.9 x 8.0 x 5.9 cm; saucer 2.8 x 11.9 cm diam:

a - cup; 5.9 x 8 x 5.9 cm

b - saucer; 2.8 x 11.9 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.162.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The decoration of amorous couples in garden settings reflects a taste for the art of the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). Though the painter had died decades earlier, engravings of his work and of that of his followers were widely imitated by porcelain decorators from c1740, particularly in Germany.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 95 (colour illus.). cat.no. 118