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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1777 (made)
    1777 (modelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Schönheit, Johann Carl, born 1730 - died 1805 (modeller)
    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, applied, pierced and glazed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by C. H. Campbell, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    C.303-1921

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 1

Physical description

Centrepiece basket of hard-paste porcelain, with white glaze. Oval, in Louis XVI style on four paw feet, the sides with pierced guilloche ornament, laurel mouldings and garlands. Rams heads as handles.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)

Date

ca. 1777 (made)
1777 (modelled)

Artist/maker

Schönheit, Johann Carl, born 1730 - died 1805 (modeller)
Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, applied, pierced and glazed

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with a star, cancelled with one cut
Factory mark, in blue

A line
In blue

Dimensions

Height: 15.8 cm, Length: 37 cm

Descriptive line

Centrepiece basket of white-glazed hard-paste porcelain, modelled in 1777 by Johann Carl Schönheit, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, about 1777.

Production Note

Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Moulded; Applied work; Pierced; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Laurel (foliage); Guilloche; Garlands; Rams; Aegicranes

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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