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Title

Cup and saucer

circa 1740-1745

Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -

Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Meissen
Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Meissen
Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Meissen
Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Meissen
Alternate image of Cup and saucer by Meissen
  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.48.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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  • 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.

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