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Soup plate

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1765-1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

  • Credit Line:

    Given by C. H. Campbell, Esq.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 3

Physical description

Soup plate of hard-paste porcelain, painted in blackish blue with two exotic birds amid grasses. On the rim a running rococo scroll and leaf border.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1765-1775 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with dot between hilts
Factory mark, in underglaze blue


In underglaze blue


Diameter: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

Soup plate, hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1765-75

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; Cobalt oxide


Painted; Underglazed

Subjects depicted

Grasses; Foliation (pattern); Birds; Scroll-work


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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