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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 20, shelf 7

Physical description

Box of hard-paste porcelain. Circular, bombé shape, the bottom concave. Upper side painted with a continuous scene of building construction with a river view, the lower side with gold lace and diaper ornament. On the bottom the Temple of Fame with the motto 'Non cuivis patet' above the door. Inside gilt.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1740 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'Non cuivis patet'
Inscribed on the bottom of the temple and above the door


Height: 3 cm, Diameter: 8.1 cm

Object history note

From Bond Collection.

Descriptive line

Bowl, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1740

Production Note

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


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Rivers; Buildings; Temples


Porcelain; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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