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An image of Cup and saucer by Meissen An image of Cup and saucer by Meissen An image of Cup and saucer by Meissen

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Title
Cup and saucer
Year
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
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 19 (colour illus.). cat.no. 13