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Title

Two handled soup bowl and cover

circa 1745


Artist

Meissen

Germany

1710 -


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Meissen

Works in the collection

38


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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