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Armorial Beaker from “Green Watteau” Service and Period Case

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Date: c.1745-1747
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.653.1): 8.6 x 6.6 cm (3 3/8 x 2 5/8 in.)
Overall (G83.1.653.2): 4 5/16 x 3 11/16 in. (10.9 x 9.3 cm)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; chamois-lined wood and leather case
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.653.1 -2
DescriptionA Meissen armorial beaker of octafoil section painted in Kupfergrun with Watteauesque vignettes divided by vertical gilt bands. It is reserved with white foliage and with further gilding below. It has the crowned Allianzwappen of Bourbon Palmer, Saxony with the Golden Fleece, and the Polish Order of the White. It has a fitted tooled morocco case.