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Beaker, hard-paste porcelain, of flared form and with moulded gadrooned foot, separately applied. The beaker is glazed and painted in puce near the rim with a design of double semicircles below a line and above a series of circles of gilt dots, and inside the rim with a geometric pattern of diagonal lines. The body is painted in puce with a male figure wearing a Chinese inspired costume turned to right wearing a brimmed hat with his left arm outretched so that his full sleeve hangs down, and in pale blue with a two-handled vase of flowers and with another male figure earing a Chinese inspired costume in a skullcap and topknot. This figure faces left and holds out his right arm. In his right hand is a small object. The painted decoration is embellished with gilding and the foot and inside of the rim are gilt. Signed and dated.
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Diameter: 7.20 centimetres (max.)
Height: 8 centimetres (max.)
- Curator's comments
- The beaker was collected by Lady Charlotte Schreiber, and comes from the collection of a descendant.
The identity of the decorator who signed this piece in gold has not yet been discovered, although there are other similar pieces known : a) a teapot and cover in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Cologne, discussed by B. Beaucamp-Markowsky, "Europäisches Porzellan", Cologne, 1980, no. 20. One of the two figures on this piece is similar, although painted in reverse, to a figure on the beaker. b) a teabowl and saucer and a handled cup illustrated with two engraved sources in S. Ducret, "Keramik and Graphik" Brunswick, 1973, nos 362-3 are also from this group.
See also H. Jedding, 'Meissener Porzellan des 18. Jahrhunderts in Hamburger Privatbesitz', exh. Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, 1982, no. 46.
- Not on display
- Two chips to rim and damage to footrim in two places.
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- Acquisition notes
- Stansted Park Sale, Rowlands Castle, Hampshire
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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