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Helmet-ewer with armorials in the manner of F.F.Mayer of Pressnitz

Manufacturer: Royal Porcelain Manufactory

Date: c.1765
Overall: 18 x 9.5 x 17.4 cm (7 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 6 7/8 in.)
Medium: hard-paste porcelain, enamel, and gold.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Berlin, Berlin
Object number: G83.1.784
DescriptionA Berlin armorial Hausmalerei ewer of helmet-shape, waved and fluted with a scroll handle edged in puce and with a lambrequin border. Is is painted with the crowned arms of Saxony and Poland within gilt foliate cartouche. It is above a shepherdess seated with some of her flock and with another playing a harp in a continuous landscape with trees. It is painted iron-red, green and yellow flower-sprays between chocolate lines.