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Tray

  • Place of origin:

    Nymphenburg (made)

  • Date:

    1797 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nymphenburg porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted in colours, pierced and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the Murray Bequest

  • Museum number:

    C.214-1913

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 3

Physical description

Tray of hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded. Lozenge-shaped with eight small shell-shaped feet and slanting wavy rim of pierced lattice-work, interrupted alternately with a scallop-shell in relief and an oval opening, and all outlined in gold. In the middle, beneath a festoon of green laurel leaves tied with crimson ribbons with sprays of gilt foliage springing from it, is a circular medallion enclosing two gilt silhouette busts of a lady and man facing one another.

Place of Origin

Nymphenburg (made)

Date

1797 (made)

Artist/maker

Nymphenburg porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted in colours, pierced and gilded

Dimensions

Length: 30.5 cm, Width: 27.3 cm

Descriptive line

Tray of hard-paste porcelain painted in colours and gilded, Nymphenburg porcelain factory, Nymphenburg, 1797

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Pierced

Subjects depicted

Woman; Laurel; Medallion; Busts; Scalloped; Lattice; Man; Foliage

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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