Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)
Object Place: Meissen, Germany
Overall: 16.4 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm (6 7/16 x 5 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Red stoneware with molded decoration
Angelica Lloyd Russell Gallery (Gallery 142)
Redware. Based on kendi. Bulbous body with animal head spot on shoulder & four groups of raised floral design. Long cylindrical neck with raised and incised bands of decoration.
In the 1710s Meissen reproduced the shapes of Chinese and Japanese ceramics in the collection of its patron, Augustus the Strong. This bottle takes the form of a kendi, a water vessel popular throughout East Asia.
By 1954, Jessie and Sigmund J. Katz; 1954, gift of Jessie and Sigmund J. Katz. (Accession date: June 10, 1954)
Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection