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Cup and saucer; hard-paste porcelain; painted in colours and gilt with landscapes and a coat-of-arms: two coats accollés under a coronet, 1. az. a chevron between three escallops or, 2. argent, three ducks sable membered gu.; supporters two wild men; inside richly gilt; maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1740 (circa)
Diameter: 2.75 inches (cup)
Diameter: 13.20 centimetres (saucer)
Diameter: 5 inches (saucer)
Height: 6.60 centimetres (cup)
Width: 9 centimetres (incl. handle)
- Curator's comments
- For a tankard with arms with the same supporters (used by the royal house of Denmark) dated c. 1727 in the Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, see U. Pietsch, 'Johann Gregorius Höroldt 1696-1775 und die Meissener Porzellan-Malerei' exh. Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Aug.-Oct. 1996, no. 149.
Frederick IV of Denmark (1699-1730) was the cousin of Augustus the Strong. He purchased Böttger stonewares. A stoneware portrait of him is Franks 12.
The arms haave been identified (2005) as those of Feydeau, marquis du Brou, of Paris and Brittany and of Jouin of Brittany. Paul-Esprit Feydeau de Brou (1682-1767) had a successful administrative careet, rising to 'Garde des Sceaux'.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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