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Teabowl and saucer; hard-paste porcelain; painted with Dionysian subjects, putti, leopard and ram, winged bird and gilt and purple scrolls; stylised gilt motif inside cup; signed and dated.
- Production date
Diameter: 13.20 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 4.70 centimetres (cup)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1985
Together with another signed and dated teabowl and saucer painted with military scenes and emblems now in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg (illus. H. Jedding, 'Europäisches Porzellan', Munich, 1971, Band I, p. III/204, flg. 593), the British Museum cup and saucer permits the identification and dating of other pieces, usually of the same shape, in this characteristic lively style and palette. The gilding is noticeably richer and more durable than gilding on other Meissen Hausmaler wares. It is heightened in red-brown. The muscular figures executed in a painterly fashion and the swirling scrolls are strongly baroque in feeling.
There is a saucer in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. 50.211.18) painted with a battle-scene in monochrome purple which is signed IB f. Wrath: 1726, measuring 4⅞in. in diameter.
- On display (G46/dc16)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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