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Sugar box and cover

Sugar box and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730-1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 22, shelf 6 []

Physical description

Sugar box and cover of hard-paste porcelain. Oval shape, straight sides, scrolled loop handles. Domed cover with pine-cone knob. Painted in underglaze blue, enamel colours and gold in late famille verte style with oriental flowers and butterflies. On the cover edge a band of red scrolling foliage.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1730-1740 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with pommels
Factory mark, in underglaze blue

Mark of the thrower Wildestein (active 1706-39)

Painter's mark
In underglaze blue


Height: 9.5 cm, Length: 16.7 cm

Descriptive line

Sugar box and cover, hard-paste porcelain, painted in underglaze blue, enamels and gilt, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1730-40

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

Flowers; Scrolling foliage; Butterflies; Pine-cones


Porcelain; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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