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Tea-bowl and saucer; hard-paste porcelain; brown 'Kapuzinerbraun' ground, painted with chinoiserie scenes of bird keeper with monkeys and companion withing a gilt cartouche on saucer; cup with couple at table and travelling family within a gilt cartouche; coastal scene in red inside cup, gilt rim and scroll pattern; imitation Chinese marks in double circle, all in underglaze-blue on both.
- Production date
- 1723-25 (circa)
Diameter: 11.90 centimetres (saucer)
- Curator's comments
- The rare brown ground colour was ideveloped by S. Stöltzel in the early 1720s, apparently in imitation of Chinese Export Batavian ware and was used well beyond the middle of the 18th century. This teabowl and saucer should be compared with pieces in the Wark Collection, where there are two teabowls and saucers and two (?) waste bowls from the service, see R. H. Wark, 'Früh-Meissner Tassen mit Höroldtmalerei', Freunde der Schweizer Keramik, 28 July 1954, p. 16, Taf. III, Abb. 9, 10; 'The Wark Collection, Early Meissen Porcelain, The Cummer Gallery of Art', Jacksonville, Florida, 1984, nos. 228-231; and U. Pietsch, 'Early Meissen Porcelain: The Wark Collection from the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens', 2011, cat. nos. 107-109, illustrates two teabowls and saucers, but only one rinsing bowl.
The scenes have not been traced in the Schulz Codex, but the style is in the manner of the factory painter Johann Gregorius Höroldt (1696-1775).
- On display (G46/dc16)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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