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Item Details
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Culture
Germany, Meissen, 18th century
Title
Saucer
Work Type
Ceramic
Date
c. 1723
Material
porcelain
Measurements
Overall: 2.2 x 12.3 cm (7/8 x 4 13/16 in.)
Description
In 1720 Johann Gregor Herold became art director of the Meissen factory and developed the styles of decoration that made it famous. Both the quality and the variety of enamel colors were improved, and the paste achieved the brilliant whiteness and perfection of surface that characterizes mature Meissen wares. Herold introduced "chinoiserie" decorations, in which comparatively large-scale half-length figures were set against landscapes with cloudy skies. The high quality of its painting suggests that Herold himself may have decorated this saucer.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: Decorative Arts
Department: Decorative Art and Design
Gallery: 216A French and German
Provenance: Rev. Alfred Duane Pell, New York.
Gift of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1919.186_full.tif
SSID
24568919

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