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Tea Bowl and Saucer from the Clemens August Service

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Decoration attributed toJohann Elias Grund Senior

Date: c.1735
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.638a-b): 4.4 x 7.9 cm (1 3/4 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with lustre, overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.638a-b
DescriptionMeissen chinoiserie armorial inscribed tea bowl and saucer from the Clemens August service. The saucer has figures and a table between them, the tea bowl with a similar coat-of-arms and with a Chinamen holding a crozier, and an electoral crown on a tasselled tray. The presence of the stag on the tea bowl is probably a delicate reference to Clemens August's passion for the chase.