May 11, 2007
May 11, 2007



c. 1710–1715


Meissen Porcelain Factory

(German, est. c. 1710)

Red stoneware

Diameter: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.); Overall: 28.5 x 14.4 cm (11 1/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Gift of A. & R. Ball 1947.285


Because of firing difficulties, early Meissen red stoneware is often inconsistent in color. That is true of this piece, the neck of which is darker than the body. Faint traces of gilding remain on the neck, indicating that originally the change in color was disguised by an overlay of gilded ornament.

See also
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Red stoneware
Credit line: 
Gift of A. & R. Ball

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