Tea bowl and saucer

German
about 1721–1735
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Object Place: Europe, Germany

Dimensions

Tea bowl: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.); Saucer: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.285a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Octagonal form; decorated with Japanese figures.

Inscription

Rectangular gummed label: Loaned by G. W. Wales. No. 194" on saucer
Shield-shaped gummed label [of G. W. Wales]: "112. Old Dresden" on cup

Markings

Underglaze blue caduceus mark on both cup and saucer

Incised Johanneum mark: "N = 354 / W" on both cup and saucer

Provenance

Sold by a "Miss Beale" [see note] to George Washington Wales (b. 1895 - d. 1896) and Maria Dow Wales (b. 1816 - d. 1912), Boston; 1895, gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 28, 1895)

NOTE: Probably a family member; George Washington Wales descended from the Beale family.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales