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Cup and saucer

Cup and saucer

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1730 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Cup and saucer of hard-paste porcelain. Cup moulded with eight vertical lobes, the saucer edge as eight out-turned scallops. Painted in enamel colours in Kakiemon style with a flying phoenix and chrysanthemum spray.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1730 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords with pommels and curved guards
Factory mark, in blue enamel

'N=340 / W'
Dresden inventory mark, engraved and coloured black

Object history note

From E. J. Stanley Collection (sold Christie's, 31 Jan. 1908, lot 48). Formerly in the Royal Saxon Collection, Dresden.

Descriptive line

Cup and saucer, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1730

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Honey, W. B. Dresden china: an introduction to the study of Meissen porcelain. London: A. & C. Black, 1946, Pl. XIV (b), p. 59, 63, 166, 173.

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



Subjects depicted

Chrysanthemum; Phoenix


Porcelain; Ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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