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  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the Murray Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case O, shelf 2

Physical description

Tankard of hard-paste porcelain. Cylindrical shape. Flattened loop handle with acanthus-moulded base. Painted in enamel colours and gold with a continuous mixed Dutch and oriental landscape with both European and oriental figures, above a band of checkered black and gold ornament.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)


ca. 1740 (made)


Meissen porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

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



Height: 16.5 cm

Descriptive line

Tankard, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1740.

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; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Chequer-work; Landscapes; Figures


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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