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Vase: EC.2-1942

Object information


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


One of a pair of vases four sided with long tapering necks, bottle shaped, on low square bases, hard-paste porcelain painted in black enamel (schwarzlot) slight gilding scroll foliage, birds, fruit and cupids, satyr’s heads on two sides, the remaining two sides with bouquet’s of flowers in relief.


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


18th century
Circa 1730 CE - 1740 CE


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

Materials used in production

Gilt Enamel Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Enamelling Gilding

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.2-1942
Primary reference Number: 140406
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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