cup, coffee and saucer

manufacturer: Meissen porcelain factory (German, estab. 1710)

circa 1774-1814
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Object Detail

coffee cup and saucer, (missing), circa 1774-1814, trim inside rim, gilded scrolled rim, Greek Key pattern handle, in the traditional “Deutsche Blumen” style of naturalistic flowers painted separately or loosely tied in bouquets. This style was copied by many European and English factories from its introduction at Meissen, circa 1740. The saucer has a simple gilded line to the rim. The cup has a simple gilded line to the outer rim and gilded scrolled internal rim, the handle is square or Egyptian shaped, gilded and painted with blue enamel, the upper part is affixed to a moulded terminal.
Mark, underglaze blue cross-sword mark with a small star or cross-like device between the hilts, on the saucer, possibly Meissen, Marcolini period. This style of mark relates to the Marcolini period, circa 1774-1814 when Count Camillo Marcolini was Director of Meissen.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Meissen porcelain factory (German, estab. 1710)
Production place
Meissen, Germany
Production date
circa 1774-1814
Media description
hard-paste porcelain, hand-painted with onglaze enamels
cup 70 x 85 x dia 65 mm
saucer 32 x dia 135 mm
Measurement details
depth: 65mm
Credit line
bequest of Alwynne Jona OAM, Melbourne 2013
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection and Christine Bell
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