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Bottle vase: EC.1-1942

Object information


Meissen Porcelain Factory (Factory)
Possibly Preissler, Ignaz (Painter)
Unknown (Factory)


Hard-paste porcelain with applied moulded reliefs painted in black enamel (schwarzlot) and lightly gilt. Quadrangular bottle-shaped vase has a long tapering neck, and stands on low square base. The reliefs are painted in black enamel (schwarzlot) slight gilding, Two sides have satyr masks, birds, fruit, and the remaining two sides have bouquet’s of flowers in relief. One of a pair.


History note: Alfred Spero, London, from whom purchased

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.4 cm
Width: 8.9 cm

Relative size of this object

8.9 cm19.4 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Meissen ⪼ Germany
  • Kronstädt (Brasov)
  • Vienna ⪼ Austria

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1942-02-14) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Circa 1715 CE - 1720 CE


Since c. 1980 considered to be Meissen, possibly painted at Kronstadt by Ignaz Preissler

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel ( black) gold Reliefs

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.1-1942
Primary reference Number: 140390
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 13 October 2016 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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