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Meat juice cup and cover

Meat juice cup and cover

  • Place of origin:

    Marieberg (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marieberg Factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Christian Hammer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case Z, shelf 1 []

The factory in Marieberg was established around 1758 by Johan Ludvig Eberhard Ehrenreich (1723-1803), Court dentist to Frederick I, who secured its direction under the privilege of the King. Initially, the factory, on the Marieberg estate on the island of Kungsholmen, Stockholm, built in 1760, manufactured fine tin-glazed earthenwares (faience), but in 1766 until his departure in 1769, the Frenchman Pierre Berthevin, who trained at the porcelain factory of Mennecy-Villeroy, introduced a soft-paste porcelain. The factory specialised in these spirally fluted pot à jus or custard cups, the earliest similar to those made at Mennecy. Between 1770 and 1783, Berthevin was succeeded by Henrik Sten from the rival Rorstrand factory, in Stockholm, and a chalky body was produced. From 1777 to 1778 a hard paste body was achieved.

Physical description

Meat juice cup and cover in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded. Spirally fluted and painted with bouquets and sprays of roses and other flowers.

Place of Origin

Marieberg (made)


ca. 1770 (made)


Marieberg Factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

Three dots
In blue

Three crowns and the emblem of the royal house of Vasa
In black


Height: 7.9 cm, Length: 6 cm

Descriptive line

Meat juice cup and cover in hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels and gilded, Marieberg Factory, Marieberg, ca. 1770.

Production Note

Made under Henrik Sten's period at the Marieberg factory.


Hard paste porcelain


Painted; Gilded

Subjects depicted

Fruit; Flowers; Leaves; Fluted; Roses; Bouquets


Ceramics; Porcelain


Ceramics Collection

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