Saucer

Saucer

c. 1723

Meissen Porcelain Factory

(German)

manufacturer

Porcelain

Overall: 2.2 x 12.3 cm (7/8 x 4 13/16 in.)

Gift of Rev. Alfred Duane Pell 1919.186

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.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Porcelain

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