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Cup

Cup

  • Place of origin:

    China (made)
    Wroclaw (possibly, enamelled)
    Kunstat (possibly, enamelled)

  • Date:

    ca. 1720-1725 (made)
    ca. 1720-1730 (enamelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Preissler, Ignaz, born 1676 - died 1741 (enamelled by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hard-paste porcelain, enamelled in black

  • Museum number:

    444&A-1869

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 9, shelf 2 []

Ignaz Preissler is one of the best known independent decorators of porcelain, pottery and glass in 1720-30. He often worked on Chinese porcelain (as here) or on Meissen porcelain. His particular speciality was a technique known as 'Schwarzlot' where the design was painted in black enamel with fine details being scratched out with a needle.

Preissler was often commissioned by noblemen to decorate white pieces of porcelain, sometimes to commemorate battles or other events, or to create gifts for important personnages. The patron of the Meissen factory, Augustus the Strong of Saxony, is known to have acquired over a dozen pieces decorated by Preissler in 1721, an indication of the high esteem in which he was held.

Physical description

Painted in black enamel 'Schwarzlot' with scratched out details.

Place of Origin

China (made)
Wroclaw (possibly, enamelled)
Kunstat (possibly, enamelled)

Date

ca. 1720-1725 (made)
ca. 1720-1730 (enamelled)

Artist/maker

Preissler, Ignaz, born 1676 - died 1741 (enamelled by)

Materials and Techniques

Hard-paste porcelain, enamelled in black

Descriptive line

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Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Brozkovà, Helena (ed) Daniel a Ignàc Preisslerové Czech exhibition catalogue of Applied Arts Museum in Prague, 2009
p.33
Passion for Porcelain: masterpieces of ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Enamelled

Subjects depicted

Hunting

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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