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  • 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:


  • 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)


second half of 18th century (made)


Höchst porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

A wheel under a crown
In blue

'H I'


Height: 8.6 cm, Width: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

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


Hard paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Leaves; Acanthus; Scroll


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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