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Allegorical Figure Depicting Putti as "Asia" and "Africa" Figure

This is a Figure. It was model maker: Freidrich Elias Meyer and manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory and after Freidrich Elias Meyer. It is dated 18th–19th century and we acquired it in 1960. Its medium is porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Estate of James Hazen Hyde. It is credited Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde.

  • Platter (England)
  • glazed and lustered earthenware.
  • Museum purchase through bequest of Dona Guimaraes.
  • 1992-124-1

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 12.5 × 9.5 × 8.5 cm (4 15/16 × 3 3/4 × 3 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] double crossed swords, painted in underglaze blue (Meissen Porcelain Manufactory mark) [2] "|.", painted in black overglaze [3] "TL70.1972", written on paper label [4] "785A", written twice in pencil [5] glue remnant of an old label

It is signed

Unsigned

It is inscribed

Uninscribed

Cite this object as

Allegorical Figure Depicting Putti as "Asia" and "Africa" Figure; Manufactured by Meissen Porcelain Manufactory (Germany); Germany; porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold; H x W x D: 12.5 × 9.5 × 8.5 cm (4 15/16 × 3 3/4 × 3 3/8 in.); Gift of the Estate of James Hazen Hyde; 1960-1-36

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