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Chocolate Cup and Saucer

Manufacturer: Meissen Porcelain Manufactory

Decorator: Seuter Workshop

Date: c.1720-1725
Overall (G83.1.792.1): 8.2 x 10.1 cm (3 1/4 x 4 in.)
Overall (G83.1.792.2): 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
Medium: Hard-paste porcelain with gilding
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Germany, Dresden, Meissen
Object number: G83.1.792.1-2
DescriptionBöttger double-handled chocolate cup and saucer decorated in gilding in the manner of Bartholomew's Seuter at Augsburg. It has fanciful chinoiserie scenes above a gadrooned lower section with alternating stripes of scrolls, dots and plain gilding. The gadrooned saucer is similarly decorated.