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Cup and Saucer with Waterside Scenes Cup And Saucer

This is a Cup and Saucer. It was manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and Meissen Porcelain Factory and painted by Christian Friedrich Herold. It is dated 1735–1745 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was bequest of Erskine Hewitt. It is credited Bequest of Erskine Hewitt.

  • Cup And Saucer (France)
  • molded soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enameling and gilding.
  • Gift of Mrs. Morris Hawkes.
  • 1942-25-20-a,c

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (a: cup): 4.3 x 7.2 cm (1 11/16 x 2 13/16 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.5 x 12 cm (1 in. x 4 3/4 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside of cup: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "18", painted in gold overglaze [3] line, incised underglaze (edge of rim, very faint) Underside of saucer: [1] crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "18", painted in gold overglaze

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Cup and Saucer with Waterside Scenes Cup And Saucer; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Factory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x diam. (a: cup): 4.3 x 7.2 cm (1 11/16 x 2 13/16 in.) H x diam. (b: saucer): 2.5 x 12 cm (1 in. x 4 3/4 in.); Bequest of Erskine Hewitt; 1938-57-440-a,b

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Hewitt Sisters Collect.

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