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Collection

An image of Slop bowl by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Slop bowl
Year
circa 1730
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

8.6 x 16.3 cm diam

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.42
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The scrollwork borders (of a type known as Laub- und Bandelwerk) contain panels of purple ‘Böttger lustre’. The coastal trading scenes are in a style associated with Christian Friedrich Herold, a painter who joined the Meissen workforce in 1725. On the sides are sprays of oriental flowers (Indianische Blumen) which, though still highly stylised, are of a leafy luxuriance which suggests the emergence of a more European sensibility.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 16 (colour illus.). cat.no. 5