shelf, book

manufacturer: Meissen porcelain factory (German, estab. 1710);  maker: William Johnston (Australian, b.1911, d.1986); 

circa 1755
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Object Detail

bookshelf, three-tier with porcelain Corintian columns and architectural devices. These fragments from a monumental table decoration which replaced those dessert table decorations formerly made in sugar or wax.
William Johnston's made the columns into wall shelf supports. They were remounted on mahogany supports after 1991.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Meissen porcelain factory (German, estab. 1710)
maker: William Johnston (Australian, b.1911, d.1986)
Production place
Meissen, Germany
Production date
circa 1755
circa 1991
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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