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Collection

An image of Two handled soup bowl and cover by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Two handled soup bowl and cover
Year
circa 1740
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

13.1 x 25.0 x 18.6 cm:

a - soup bowl; 6.3 x 25 x 17.6 cm

b - cover; 7.3 x 18.6 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.47.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

A covered bowl of this kind was used to serve light soups during the morning toilette or on other occasions when a light meal was required. The bowl would have had a matching porcelain stand. The handles are of a form deriving from silverware.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 18 (colour illus.). cat.no. 11