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Title

Cup and saucer


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

Naturalistic flowers of this kind were known as Deutsche Blumen (ie ‘German’ as opposed to ‘oriental’ flowers). At this date they still retain something of the stiff, botanical character of Holzschnittblumen (ie ‘woodcut flowers’), but they are already being combined in decorative bouquets, as would become the norm in the 1750s.


Details


Date

circa 1745


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

cup 6.8 x 9.9 x 7.1 cm; saucer 2.7 x 13.0 cm diam; combined height 7.5 cm :

a - cup; 6.8 x 9.9 x 7.1 cm

b - saucer; 2.7 x 13 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.49.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. 13