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Tea bowl and saucer: C.10B & C-1972

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Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)

Maker(s)

Factory: Meissen Porcelain Factory

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Description

Hard-paste porcelain, glazed and decorated with painting in polychrome enamels, purple lustre, and gilding. The tea bowl has an everted rim, and its footring is nmounted in silver-gtilt. The circular saucer has shallow curved sides. The cup is decorated with two panels framed by scrollwork in gold, and in iron-red and purple enamel. Both contain a Chinoiserie subject painted in colours: on one, two Chinese men are cooking; in the other, two Chinese men stand beside a table and a pot on a stove. Inside there are 'Indian' flowers and rocks within two iron-red concentric circles. Elaborate gold scrollwork encircles the rim. The saucer is decorated in the middle with a larger panel, similarly framed, with the addition of purple lustre, and is painted in colours with a King observing a seated female lutist from behind a curtain. Elaborate gold scrollwork encircles the rim. On the back, there are three iron-red concentric circles.

Notes

History note: Unknown before Sir Richard Jessel

Legal notes

Given by Sir Richard Jessel

Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Saxony ⪼ Germany

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1972-01-20) by Jessel, Richard, Sir

Dating

1720s
Frederick Augustus I
Production date: circa AD 1725 : previously dated 1725-30

Note

The tea bowl and saucer were once part of a service with three other cups and saucers and a slop basin, C.10A-1972

School or Style

Baroque
Chinoiserie

Components of the work

Decoration composed of lustre enamel gold
Saucer Diameter 12.5 cm
Rim Diameter 7.5 cm
Tea Bowl Height 4.5 cm

Materials used in production

Glaze
Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 35.
  • Location: On base of saucer
  • Method of creation: Painted in gold
  • Type: Gold number
  • Text: He joined
  • Location: On base of
  • Method of creation: Hand-written in
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10B & C-1972
Primary reference Number: 140099
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 December 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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