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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 1745
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions

12.5 x 19.3 x 14.4 cm:

a - soup bowl; 7 x 19.3 x 13.9 cm

b - cover; 6 x 14.4 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.51.a-b
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The branch handles and knop in the form of a double anemone are examples of the Meissen factory’s increasing interest in naturalistic motifs. The painted scenes, featuring inebriated peasants, are in the manner of the 17th-century Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger, whose work was much admired in aristocratic circles in the 18th century. The bowl would almost certainly have had a matching porcelain stand.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 20 (colour illus.). cat.no. 14