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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Tea Bowl and Saucer

ca. 1723-1725 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Delicate Chinese-style (chinoiserie) decoration was developed by J.G. Höroldt at the Meissen factory during the early 1720s. He invented a wealth of imanginary designs on Chinese themes for his team of decorators to use, usually involving figures in exotic gardens, alone or sometimes grouped with children and animals.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tea Bowl
  • Saucer
Materials and techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels with gilding and lustre
Brief description
Tea bowl and saucer of hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded with Chinoiserie in the manner of J.G. Höroldt, Meissen porcelain factory, Meissen, ca. 1723-1725.
Physical description
Tea bowl and saucer of hard paste porcelain, painted with Chinoiserie figure scenes painted in enamel colours within gilt scrollwork borders in red reserved with quatrelobe cartouche filled with Böttger lustre.
Credit line
From the Arthur and Hilde Weiner Collection. Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to the V&A, 2006
Object history
Formerly in the Arthur and Hilde Weiner Collection.
Production
Painted in the style of Johann Gregorius Höroldt.
Subjects depicted
Summary
Delicate Chinese-style (chinoiserie) decoration was developed by J.G. Höroldt at the Meissen factory during the early 1720s. He invented a wealth of imanginary designs on Chinese themes for his team of decorators to use, usually involving figures in exotic gardens, alone or sometimes grouped with children and animals.
Collection
Accession number
C.39:1, 2-2006

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Record createdFebruary 26, 2009
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