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Sugar box and cover

Sugar box and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740-1745 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Granger in memory of David Fishenden

  • 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. The oval bowl is of bombé form with a vertical rim. The body is enamelled mauve and decorated on either side by a harbour scene within a cartouche all in black enamel on a white ground. The shallow domed lid is enamelled en suite with the bowl and bordered by two gilt band. The finial is formed as a rabbit painted in brown.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1740-1745 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords, in underglaze blue
Mark on base

Two crosses, in black enamel
Mark on base


Length: 11.4 cm, Depth: 10.2 cm, Height: 8.9 cm

Descriptive line

Sugar box and cover, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilt, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1740-45


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Glazed; Gilt

Subjects depicted

Harbours; Rabbits


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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