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Coffee cup and saucer painted by J.F.Metzsch (d. 1766)

Date: Decorated 1744
Dimensions:
Overall (G83.1.772.1): 6.2 x 8.6 x 6.1 cm (2 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in.)
Overall (G83.1.772.2): 1/2 x 5 in. (1.3 x 12.7 cm)
Medium: Porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:China, Jiangxi, Jingdezhen
Object number: G83.1.772.1-2
DescriptionChinese coffee cup and saucer with German Hausmaler decoration by Metzsch at Bayreuth. Both pieces are painted with figures in a harbour and with boats. The borders are decorated with shells and various fish. Two bunches of flowers are tied with ribbons at either side of the handle. The handle and rims are gilded. The underside of the saucer and base of the cup have two red lines of decoration.