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Title

Cup and saucer

circa 1740-1745


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

This cup and saucer provide an example of the vivid yellow ground which Meissen developed with greater success than any other European factory. Mentioned in documents as early as 1723, the yellow ground was generally reserved for prestigious objects such as vases, but by the 1740s was also used for more ordinary wares. This cup is decorated with trading (Kauffahrtei) scenes. The scene on the saucer shows a fashionably dressed couple arriving at a country ford where a peasant seems to be offering them assistance.


Details


Date

circa 1740-1745


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

cup 5.7 x 8.6 x 6.3 cm; saucer 2.6 x 12.0 cm diam; combined height 6.3 cm :

a - cup; 5.7 x 8.6 x 6.3 cm

b - saucer; 2.6 x 12 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.48.a-b


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 19 (colour illus.). cat.no. 12