An image of Cup and saucerAn image of Cup and saucer

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Cup and saucer

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Naturalistic flowers of this kind were known as Deutsche Blumen (ie ‘German’ as opposed to ‘oriental’ flowers). At this date they still retain something of the stiff, botanical character of Holzschnittblumen (ie ‘woodcut flowers’), but they are already being combined in decorative bouquets, as would become the norm in the 1750s.

Year
circa 1745
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
cup 6.8 x 9.3 x 6.9 cm; saucer 3.0 x 13.2 cm diam; combined height 7.3 cm :
a - cup; 6.8 x 9.3 x 6.9 cm
b - saucer; 3 x 13.2 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.50.a-b