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

Eye Bath

1730-1735 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Eye bath of hard-paste porcelain. Oval cup on funnel foot. Purple ground. Two lobed reserves with Höroldt chinoiseries. Inside, a chinoiserie framed by gilt scrolls enclosing lustre panels and laub-und bandelwerk in iron-red and purple. Gilt lace ornament inside rim.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded
Brief description
Eye bath, hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilded, made by Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, 1730-1735.
Physical description
Eye bath of hard-paste porcelain. Oval cup on funnel foot. Purple ground. Two lobed reserves with Höroldt chinoiseries. Inside, a chinoiserie framed by gilt scrolls enclosing lustre panels and laub-und bandelwerk in iron-red and purple. Gilt lace ornament inside rim.
Dimensions
  • Height: 44mm
  • Bowl width: 46mm
  • Across bowl depth: 32mm
Style
Marks and inscriptions
Crossed swords (Factory mark, in underglaze blue)
Credit line
J. A. Tulk Bequest
Production
Attribution from the manuscript catalogue dates from about 1970 and was compiled by William Hutton of the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.36-1956

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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