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Beaker

Beaker

  • Place of origin:

    Venice (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720-1727 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vezzi porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard paste porcelain, painted with overglaze enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mr Arthur Hurst

  • Museum number:

    C.129-1940

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 23, shelf 3

This beaker was probably intended for drinking chocolate, an expensive, fashionable and relatively new beverage imported from Mexico and the Caribbean.

The Vezzi factory intended to create oriental-style porcelain, however the painter of this piece has used Chinese style motifs in overglaze enamel colours instead of the underglaze blue decoration more characteristic of imported Chinese wares.

Physical description

Beaker of hard-paste porcelain, painted with overglaze enamels in shades of yellow, lime green and red with Chinoiserie.

Place of Origin

Venice (made)

Date

ca. 1720-1727 (made)

Artist/maker

Vezzi porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard paste porcelain, painted with overglaze enamels

Descriptive line

Beaker of hard-paste porcelain, painted with overglaze enamels with Chinoiserie, made by the Vezzi porcelain factory, Venice ca. 1720-27.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Wheel-thrown

Subjects depicted

Chinoiserie

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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