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Beaker and Saucer

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Date: c.1720-1725; decorated in Vienna, c.1730-35
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.752.1-2): 7.6 x 6.5 cm (3 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden
Object number: G83.1.752.1-2
DescriptionBayreuth Hausmaler beaker and saucer decorated by J. P. Dannhoffer in green, iron-red, yellow, lilac, black and gilding. The saucer is showing a Chinese lady holding a fan and standing in a garden with flowering shrubs. The beaker is painted on one side with an oriental lady and gentleman standing beside a low altar. The reverse has a bird perched on a rock flanked by flowering plants, with gilt scroll borders.