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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Tea Cup and Saucer

ca. 1740-1745 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Teacup and saucer of porcelain, each painted with the 'Bienenmuster' of a tied bundle of flowers and insects and butterflies, and within moulded gilt-edged basketwork borders.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Tea Cup
  • Saucer
Materials and techniques
Porcelain, painted, moulded, gilded and pierced
Brief description
Teacup and saucer of porcelain, painted and within moulded gilt-edged basketwork borders, Meissen porcelain factory, Meissen, ca. 1740-1745.
Physical description
Teacup and saucer of porcelain, each painted with the 'Bienenmuster' of a tied bundle of flowers and insects and butterflies, and within moulded gilt-edged basketwork borders.
Marks and inscriptions
Crossed swords (In underglaze blue)
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. The elaborate pierced handle was originally modelled by J.J. Kändler in 1738.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.73:1, 2-2006

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Record createdApril 23, 2009
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