An image of Two handled soup bowl and cover

Meissen

(Germany 1710 – )

Two handled soup bowl and cover

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The branch handles and knop in the form of a double anemone are examples of the Meissen factory’s increasing interest in naturalistic motifs. The painted scenes, featuring inebriated peasants, are in the manner of the 17th-century Flemish artist David Teniers the Younger, whose work was much admired in aristocratic circles in the 18th century. The bowl would almost certainly have had a matching porcelain stand.

Year
circa 1745
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
12.5 x 19.3 x 14.4 cm :
a - soup bowl; 7 x 19.3 x 13.9 cm
b - cover; 6 x 14.4 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.51.a-b