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Title

Cup and saucer

circa 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
  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.49.a-b
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Meissen

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    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.

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