Porcelain chocolate cup and saucer, with Chinese-style scenes
- Object Number: STKMG:1946.P.692.1
- Simple Name: chocolate cup
- Production Place: Bavaria
- Production Place: Germany
- Production Period:
- Production Organisation: Meissen (factory)
- Summary: Porcelain chocolate cup and saucer, with Chinese-style scenes. Decorated with overglaze painted and gilded decoration. The cup is a slim, bell shape with two handles, one of which has been replaced. The cup and saucer depict exotic scenes with characters in Chinese style dress. The base of the saucer has the typical Meissen mark of two crossed swords and the gilder?s mark.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Additional Notes: The design of the scenes is probably the work of Johann Gregorious Höroldt who worked at Meissen as a porcelain painter for over fifty years from 1720. His Chinese scenes were popular and made the factory?s wares extremely sought after. The scenes he designed were recorded on large sheets of paper which were subsequently used by the factory for many years. Thus, whilst it was impossible for him to have painted all the ?Höroldt Chinese? decoration, almost all are of his original design. Meissen is famed as the first European porcelain factory after Johann Freidrich Böttger proclaimed his discovery of the secrets of making true porcelain in 1709.
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