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Title

Incense burner

circa 1715-1720


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

The porcelain body is the light, off-white Böttger paste in use before c1725. Figures of this type (known at the time as ‘Pagods’) were among the first figures produced at Meissen, imitating oriental originals in the collection of Augustus the Strong. The mouth and ears are pierced, permitting the figure to be used as an incense burner. The blue and green enamels on this example are similar to those developed in the Dresden workshop of Johann Georg Funcke in the period before 1720 and it seems plausible that the decoration was applied in this workshop.


Details


Date

circa 1715-1720


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

10.8 x 10.0 x 8.7 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.53


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 24 (colour illus.). cat.no. 17

Josephine Touma, Look, 'Porcelain's powerful potential', pg.32-33, Sydney, Nov 2012, 32 (colour illus.).