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

Sugar Box and Cover

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

Sugar box and cover of hard-paste porcelain. The oval bowl is of bombé form with a vertical rim. The body is enamelled mauve and decorated on either side by a harbour scene within a cartouche all in black enamel on a white ground. The shallow domed lid is enamelled en suite with the bowl and bordered by two gilt band. The finial is formed as a rabbit painted in brown.

Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Sugar Box
  • Cover
Materials and techniques
Hard-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt
Brief description
Sugar box and cover, hard-paste porcelain painted in enamel colours and gilt, Meissen porcelain factory, Germany, ca. 1740-45
Physical description
Sugar box and cover of hard-paste porcelain. The oval bowl is of bombé form with a vertical rim. The body is enamelled mauve and decorated on either side by a harbour scene within a cartouche all in black enamel on a white ground. The shallow domed lid is enamelled en suite with the bowl and bordered by two gilt band. The finial is formed as a rabbit painted in brown.
Dimensions
  • Length: 11.4cm
  • Depth: 10.2cm
  • Height: 8.9cm
Marks and inscriptions
  • Crossed swords, in underglaze blue (Mark on base)
  • Two crosses, in black enamel (Mark on base)
Credit line
Given by Michael Granger in memory of David Fishenden
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession number
C.147&A-1977

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest feedback

Record createdJune 24, 2009
Record URL
Download as: JSONIIIF Manifest