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Coffee Cup and Saucer

Manufacturer: Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Decoration attributed toCajetan Purtscher

Date: c.1765
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.0704.1): 2 1/2 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. (6.4 x 10.2 x 7 cm)
Overall (G83.1.0704.2): 1 x 5 in. (2.5 x 12.7 cm)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamel, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Bavaria, Munich
Object number: G83.1.704.1-.2
DescriptionNymphenburg cup and saucer painted in puce monochrome. The saucer with a seated oriental dignitary wearing a fantastic headdress and with an attendant with a pig tail standing to one side. The cup painted with a seated, bearded and pigtailed elderly oriental with an attendant standing behind him. They have a gilt border of pendant foliage and panels of trellis.