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Title

Cup and saucer


Artist

Frankenthal

Germany

1755 - 1799


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Frankenthal

Works in the collection

3


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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