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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Höchst (made)

  • Date:

    second half of 18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Höchst porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain and moulded

  • Museum number:

    127-1872

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 3

This Höchst porcelain brazier would have been used to pass around hot coals to assist gentlemen to light their tobaco pipes after a meal. The piercing enabled oxygen to reach to the lower coals. In Germany such braziers were known as Holzkohlebecken.

Physical description

Brazier of hard-paste porcelain and with a socket for a wooden handle. Supported on a foot decorated with wavy mouldings. The sides have four star-shaped perforations and are ornamented with moulded acanthus leaves. The rim is decorated with rococo scrolls.

Place of Origin

Höchst (made)

Date

second half of 18th century (made)

Artist/maker

Höchst porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

A wheel under a crown
In blue

'H I'
Incised

Dimensions

Height: 8.6 cm, Width: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Bowl of hard-paste porcelain, Höchst porcelain factory, Höchst, second half of 18th century

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Moulded

Subjects depicted

Leaves; Acanthus; Scroll

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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