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Cup

  • Place of origin:

    Meissen (made)
    Pressnitz (painted)

  • Date:

    1725-1730 (made)
    middle of 18th century (decorated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mayer, Franz Ferdinand (painter)
    Meissen porcelain factory (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and with applied relief and moulded

  • Museum number:

    C.421-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 21, shelf 7

Physical description

Tea cup of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and with applied relief. No handle. Moulded in relief outside with four sprays of plum blossom, and inside on the bottom with a spray of flowers enclosed by a band of gold above which are four smaller sprays. The outside is painted with a landscape with buildings and figures of a man and two women.

Place of Origin

Meissen (made)
Pressnitz (painted)

Date

1725-1730 (made)
middle of 18th century (decorated)

Artist/maker

Mayer, Franz Ferdinand (painter)
Meissen porcelain factory (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, gilded and with applied relief and moulded

Marks and inscriptions

Crossed swords
In underglaze blue

Dimensions

Height: 4.4 cm, Diameter: 7.9 cm

Descriptive line

Tea cup of hard-paste porcelain painted with enamels, Meissen porcelain factory, Meissen, 1725-1730, and painted in the workshop of Franz Ferdinand Mayer, Pressnitz, middle of 18th century

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Gilded; Applied; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Floral; Plum; Landscape; Man; Woman; Buildings

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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