- Museum number
Cup and saucer; hard-paste porcelain; painted in red and blue in the Japanese (Imari) style, and gilt; both cup and saucer have a scalloped rim and a band of eight reserves of varying diapers with four oval reserves of chrysanthemums at intervals; in the centre of the saucer is a large flower spray and round the outside are three flowering branches; the cup has a flower spray inside and two more underneath the diaper band; both pieces marked.
- Production date
- 1735 (circa)
Diameter: 14 centimetres (saucer)
Height: 5.20 centimetres (cup)
- Curator's comments
- This is a very rare pattern which can be dated to c. 1735 (i.e. earlier than other similar Imari patterns on Meissen porcelains). The standard Imari patterns were used in the Hofkonditorei where there were Japanese examples which were copied. Information from Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, June 2003.
The same pattern is found on the knife-handle 1928,1-20,6.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number