Cup and saucer

German
about 1726
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Cup: 7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.); Saucer 13.6 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.419a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Deep cup with flaring rim & double footband. Sides with applied prunus branches. Saucer has single footband.

Inscription

Collector's label: Hurlbutt Collection, inscribed in ink: "No. 2323. Very earliest Meissen, circa 1720. From the Japanese Palace collection at Dresden."

Markings

Incised Johanneum mark: "N=397 / W" on cup and saucer

Provenance

Japanese Palace, Dresden. By 1926, Frank Hurlbutt (b. about 1867), Flintshire, Wales. 1955, anonymous gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 9, 1955)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift